There is a welcome jobs boost for Carrick this week with the news that We Hae Meat has signed a reported £1m deal with Asda supermarkets.
The firm, which is based at Cairnhill Farm in Old Dailly, will see four of its new beef products stocked in 50 stores across the country.
And eight to ten jobs are set to be created by the butcher in order to deal with the increased distribution.
We Hae Meat, which currently employs over 50 people at its site, first struck a deal with Asda in 2007 and this new contract will see Beef Steak Slice Sausage 260g and 650g, Black Eye – Beef Steak Slice with black pudding 280g, and Black Pudding 200g stocked in stores.
Commenting on the new deal, Carlyn Paton, director of We Hae Meat said: “Our relationship with Asda continues to grow from strength to strength, from only being able to see our cows through the window of the Asda Girvan store to having the product stocked on shelf nationally across Scotland is fantastic.
“Now more than ever, customers are questioning where the products they are buying come from, and are opting to choose locally produced, traditional products. Our new range of beef steak slice sausage and black pudding offer customers a top quality product with true provenance and traceability.”
The initial deal seven years ago came about because people were questioning why cows that were grazing on the field next to Asda Girvan were not being stocked as a local supplier on the shelves of the supermarket.