We’re thrilled to share the news that Blanco Niño have won the 2021 Green Food and Beverage Producers COVID-19 Crisis Response Award.
The award recognises the most effective and outstanding initiatives developed by a food and beverage producer in Ireland in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: demonstrating innovation and excellence, particularly in relation to manufacturing, supply chain and sustainability.
The Blanco Niño team pivoted the business model – entering the retail market to complement its well-established food service offering. The team developed a market-disrupting line of premium corn tortilla chips for retail, in record time. Through the efforts of the team, the business not only survived but thrived – seeing retail sales soar, and staff and turnover increase.
Blanco Niño Founder and CEO, Philip Martin said: “It’s fantastic to receive the Green Food and Beverage Producers’ COVID-19 Crisis Response Award. In response to Covid-19, there was a massive team effort made to protect and future proof our business. We know first hand how difficult these times can be and this award gives the team a great boost and deserved recognition for their hard work.”
“At Blanco Niño we’re obsessed with making the most authentic corn tortillas and tortilla chips. I’m immensely proud of how our team pulled together to develop our line of premium corn tortilla chips for retail, in record time, and in one of the most challenging economic times in living memory. It’s encouraging to see the innovation and creativity demonstrated by all the award finalists, it gives us a reason to be optimistic for the future.”
Blanco Niño is a member of Origin Green, Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme, and undergoes independent accreditation and verification by auditors to meet the high standards required. Specifically, the business is committed to a number of targets concerning Raw Material Sourcing / Sustainable Packaging /Energy, Waste and Water Reduction.