50 Whiterock Rd, Killinchy, Newtownards, BT23 6PT

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Provenance . Pioneering . Passionate

WHAT WE DO

Provenance . Pioneering . Passionate

retail

Partnering with some of the major Retail stores and Discounters across Ireland and the Mainland. Willowbrook Foods can offer a vast range of Salad lines, Deli products, Prepped vegetables and Potato and Root Veg mash accompaniments to tempt any consumer.  Providing both core and added value lines Willowbrook can offer a both Branded and Own Label products to meet your needs.

Food service

Willowbrook Foods currently supply a number of the most iconic High Street brands with fresh ingredients used on their Pizza’s and in their Salads and Subs, as well as supplying bespoke Salads for the fast casual restaurant chains all delivered by the leading UK food distributors

Manufacturing

A growing part of our developing business sits with support to the Industrial and Ready Meal market sector across Great Britain and Ireland, being able to provide quality, assurance and consistency to our customers in this sector means they can evolve their offering and range into the retail and wholesale sectors with confidence

OUR PRODUCTS

Passionate about produce

Over the years Willowbrook Foods have developed their range of products and is now the largest processor of lettuce bags and salads in N. Ireland and Ireland.

Salad bowls & bags

At Willowbrook, Innovation is at the forefront of our business. Along with everyday classic recipes our team are continually developing recipes considering convenience, taste, consumer trends & value.

Prepared Vegetables

We have a comprehensive range of freshly prepared vegetables that are ready to cook. Our vegetables provide at least 1 of your 5 a day requirements, tasty & nutritional.

Food to go

We wanted to give our customers a substitute to the standard lunchtime sandwich. After a lot of research & development we created a range of products that are versatile for a number of different uses.

WE DELIVER & SHIP ALL OVER THE COUNTRY EVERYDAY 7 DAYS A WEEK 364 DAYS A YEAR

UK & Ireland

Continuing to innovate for you

NEWTOWNARDS SITE

Cooking Plant

KILLINCHY SITE

Salad and Prepped Vegetable Plant

WHO WE ARE

While others play catch up, we continue to innovate

Willowbrook Foods are a fresh food producer and processing company based on the McCann family farm in Killinchy. The firm creates a variety of products which are exported throughout the UK and Ireland. Over the years Willowbrook Foods have developed their range of products and is now the largest

processor of lettuce bags and salads in N. Ireland and Ireland. Our aim is to be the island of Ireland’s leading cooked vegetable sides producer.
We will expand our business in a viable way with our team’s passion and dedication.  Our products
are free from artificial colourings and preservatives. 

We produce appetising products with a home made taste with new products continually being developed.  Willowbrook Foods have sustained BRC accreditation Grade A for over 10 years.

Willowbrook Foods currently supply to numerous top retail and foodservice companies in the UK and Ireland including Iceland, Lidl, Aldi, Spar, Subway, KFC, Dominos, Costcutter, Budgens, Musgrave Group and Henderson Group to name a few. 

At present the company have just over 220 employees working between the two factories in Northern Ireland.

Our Story

OVER THE YEARS

Since

1968

Our Story

OVER THE YEARS

Willowbrook Foods are a fresh food producer and processing company based on the McCann family farm in Killinchy. The firm creates a variety of products which are exported throughout the UK and Ireland.

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1968 - 1996

Founded

  • Established in 1968, on land farmed by the McCann family for over 200 years on the shores of Strangford Lough 
  • Pioneering supplier of cut and packaged veg to the foodservice sector in 1978.
  • 1996 sees business boom as Willowbrook launch into Retail with Supermac and Wellworths.
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2004-2009
  • Willowbrook Food’s primary factory operates from Killinchy and after expansion they opened a ‘Mash Plant’ factory in 2004 
  • A third factory was built in 2009 in Newtownards to support production due to the increase of new customers.
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2011
  • The Willowbrook Food Innovation Centre opened in 2011. The purpose to deliver innovative food excellence to new and existing customers, providing them with new product solutions to suit their own customers.
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2017 - 2020
  • In 2017 John McCann was awarded a MBE whilst Willowbrook foods were the Manufacturing Excellence Awards Winner.
  • In 2020 John McCann became CEO, Andrea Harrison and Jonathan Magown were instated as MD’s with 24 years and 18 year’s service within the business.

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Continuing to innovate for you

NEWS & EVENTS

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Healthy Eating Week

Healthy Eating Week

Healthy Eating WeekFrom the 14th -18th of June it is Healthy Eating Week and here at Willowbrook Foods we provide a wide range of healthy options to enjoy. Healthy Eating with Willowbrook Foods We pride ourselves on being able to provide good meals with a variety of...

Interesting & Fun Facts about Salad

Interesting & Fun Facts about Salad

Interesting & Fun Facts about Salad At Willowbrook Foods we offer a wide variety of salads. But did you know the interesting facts about this amazing food? According to “Britannica” Salad can be defined as, “salad, any of a wide variety of dishes that fall into...

National Share A Story Month

National Share A Story Month

National Share a Story Day May is National Share A Story month and today we are sharing the story about Willowbrook Foods.  The Beginning  Willowbrook Foods is a fresh food producer and processor based in Killinchy on the grounds of the McCann family farm site. The...

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