21st November 2019

Leading foodservice specialists, Compass Group Ireland, announces exclusive new partnership with The Happy Pear

Dublin, 20 November 2019: Today, Compass Group Ireland announces an exclusive partnership with The Happy Pear at its ‘Food that Works’ summit at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. 

The partnership with The Happy Pear will enable Compass Group Ireland to introduce ‘The Happy Pear’ branded dining experience across their client sites. The partnership will see the initial rollout of five new locations across business and industry workplaces in the Compass Group Ireland network.

Founded in 2004 by twin brothers, David and Stephen Flynn, The Happy Pear is a successful plant-based food business, promoting natural, healthier eating to consumers in Ireland and the United Kingdom. This partnership with Compass Group Ireland will offer a selection of vegan and vegetarian offerings, as well as signature sandwiches, salads, soups and hot food bowls across the Compass Group Ireland network. The Happy Pear hand-roasted coffee and delicious cakes will also be made available to Compass Group Ireland foodservice locations.  

Speaking at the announcement, David Flynn, co-founder of the Happy Pear, said: “We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Compass Group Ireland. This allows us to share our food to a wider audience; bringing health, happiness and community to those in the workplace. Partnering with Compass Group Ireland will allow us to deliver wholesome, healthy food to more of Ireland’s workers.”

Chris Chidley, Managing Director, Compass Group Ireland said, “The Compass Group Ireland food philosophy focusses on championing sustainably sourced local produce and delivering warm and welcoming service. The partnership with Happy Pear complements this, and we’re excited to bring their passion and ethos to enhance our offering to workplaces across Ireland. 

He continued, “This partnership comes at a time when our customers are looking for a greater selection of healthy offerings; the growth in veganism and flexitarian diets in Ireland means we need to ensure our offerings are meeting the needs and wants of those in the workplace. We look forward to continuing our commitment with our partners, The Happy Pear, and delivering the best, innovative food concepts to all our clients.”

The Food That Works Summit is the ninth annual Compass Group Ireland event, however the 2019 Summit is the first to open its doors to the wider industry. With over 400 people in attendance, the one-day event brings together experts from foodservice, technology, sustainability and health and wellbeing to share the trends that are influencing food in the workplace.

About The Happy Pear 

David and Stephen Flynn started The Happy Pear in 2004 in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, to create a happier, healthier world and build community, to make healthy food and living accessible to everybody, and to encourage people to eat more veg!

Today they are renowned wholefood and plant-based chefs, award-winning and international bestselling authors, YouTube stars, regular international, inspirational speakers and media contributors, and they have an impressive combined online and social media reach of around a million.

The Happy Pear business now employs over 120 people and it has grown into one of the most vibrant and renowned, award-winning businesses on the Irish food scene, with several award-winning products available through SuperValu and other leading food stores.