Warrenpoint woman makes final of Kraft Foods Leading Light Award

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Friday, October 5th, 2012
A Warrenpoint woman is celebrating this week after it emerged that she has been chosen as a finalist in the Kraft Foods Leading Light awards. Jacquelyn Stewart, owner of Squeeze Juice Cafe in Warrenpoint, is one of three rising stars of the food and grocery industry to be named as a finalist in the prestigious awards. Mike Darby, skills and employment manager at IGD said; “This is the sixth Leading Light Award and every year the entries just get better and better. From new start-ups to people working for some of the biggest brands and retailers in the industry, our candidates showcased achievement that they felt had made a real difference – not just to themselves but to the wider food and grocery industry.” When faced with the closure of her juice bar outlet, Jacquelyn extended the shelf life of her 100% natural wheat-grass juices from two hours to three weeks, by working with the Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute in Belfast and has made the move to retailing juices online. This has considerably expanded her customer base, with the company now selling over 500 shots a week and exporting to USA and Spain. The Kraft Foods Leading Light Award winner will be announced at the IGD Food Industry Awards on Tuesday 9th October and will receive a prize of £2,000 and a trophy.
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