The team at Ampersand would like to wish all our customers, suppliers and trade colleagues a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
2019 was another great year for Ampersand with our confectionery lines Sonas Sweets and Cleeve's Irish Confectionery growing from strength to strength. We added some great new product lines and innovations to both the ranges and our distribution grew as we secured new listings and new customers on the back of some very successful promotional activity and sales drives.
Our wine department also had another excellent year and added some fantastic wines and agencies over the year, namely the prestigious McWilliam's and Mount Pleasant Wineries. Ampersand cleared the board at the 2019 Irish Wine Show Awards scooping a massive 8 out of the 15 awards awarded on the night to Ampersand. Ampersand were the wine company to have received the most awards on the night and won all three awards; the gold, silver and bronze in the Old World Red Wine Under €10 category and a massive 7 awards for wines within the hugely competitive Under €10 categories.
We are incredibly excited about 2020 and what is in store for Ampersand in the New Year. We have some really exciting projects in the pipeline, plans for our expanding portfolio and additions to our team.
We would like to thank you all for your contribution to our successful 2019 and working with us together in partnership. Here's to making 2020 another successful year for us all with many more celebrations and exciting product launches along the way!