Paddy Doody, Sales and Marketing Director at Henderson Wholesale (SPAR) said: "SPAR is delighted to once again be supporting the Balmoral Show as a platinum sponsor. The Balmoral Show is a fantastic platform for local producers and enables them to showcase their latest innovations to the marketplace. It also allows long-standing organisations the chance to highlight their consistent and enduring level of quality.
"SPAR, which recently celebrated its 50th year in Northern Ireland serving local communities, has been a firm supporter of local suppliers and producers throughout this time and as a Group, our key focus for 2012 is to continue to grow our fresh local produce credentials.
"We already work extremely closely with local suppliers across Northern Ireland and actively promote their products across our stores. In fact, over 75% of our fresh products sold through the Henderson Group are produced, packed and distributed on the Island of Ireland.
"Given the current economic climate, it now more than ever, vital we invest in local farmers, suppliers and communities, in order to harness innovation and excellence within Northern Ireland."
Colin McDonald, RUAS Chief Executive, said, "It is very encouraging that Henderson Wholesale have continued their sponsorship for a second year."
"This demonstrates how highly respected the Show is and the value they put on their relationship with it. We want to thank them for their dedication and support which is extremely important to the success of the Show. "
The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank runs from 16th - 18th May and is open from 8.30am - 8.00pm daily. For more information on the Show visit www.balmoralshow.co.uk