Swiss shop showcase for homemade Wexford sweet and savoury preserves
Wexford Home Preserves has been selected by a premium chain of Swiss department stores to be stocked in their outlets as part of a promotional campaign focusing on Irish products.
The campaign - which is running this Autumn - showcases the best of Irish produce. Laura Sinnott of Wexford Home Preserves travelled to Switzerland in late August for the launch of the Globus campaign with Bord Bia. Globus has 14 high end department stores across Switzerland. Ellen O'Leary started making Wexford Preserves in 1988 from her kitchen in Broadway in the 1980s. When word spread about the great tasting preserves Ellen was making the demand was overwhelming. So together with her husband Sean they expanded and grew the business into the success that it is today. The couple decided to retire last year and seizing a great opportunity Ellen's nephew Tom and his wife Laura decided to carry on this family business. Wexford Home Preserves has been making sweet and savoury preserves in small batches, ensuring the maximum flavour possible. The company now employs ten people. Its products are sold across the country and their popularity has been reflected in strong sales. Wexford Home Preserves has recently won Best Small Business Award at the Wexford Business Awards and has won awards at the Great Taste Awards as well as the Irish Quality Food Awards.