National Curry Week 2018

By |2018-10-23T10:04:43+01:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

National Curry Week 2018

22 – 28 October

Celebrate a week full of flavour during this year’s National Curry Week.

The nation’s love of curry continues to grow, so why not take the opportunity to try a different recipe on your menu every day?

We have ready-made curries to help you save time in the kitchen …

‘Free from’ curries

Our range of curries also includes a fantastic choice of vegan and gluten free options:

Order now!

Don’t forget the extras!

308789C – Golden Palace […]

Father’s day menu ideas

By |2018-06-01T09:38:35+01:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Father’s day menu ideas

Families across the region will be coming together to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 17th June.

Have you got your menu planned yet?

This month we have Lakeland beef T-Bone steaks on offer at just £13.10 per kg – a saving of over 15% on our normal list price.

Of course, no steak would be complete without a side order of fries!

As ever, we have a wide selection of McCain fries on offer at the moment. From skin-on to gastro chunky chips, we have everything you could possibly need, just take a look at our June Flavour of the Month to […]

Celebrating Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

By |2018-03-26T10:58:53+01:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Community, Uncategorised|

Celebrating Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

On the evening of Thursday 22nd March, we had a fantastic time at the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2018. Held at Kendal College, the event was hosted by famous food critic, Jay Rayner, and celebrated the county’s best restaurants, chefs, pubs, cafes, food business and producers.

We sponsored the Best Newcomer award and David Jenkins, our sales director, was proud to hand this over to the successful winners Pentonbridge Inn, near Longtown. Head chefs, Jake and Cassie White run this new pub and hotel. The judges said that this pub is “the most exciting food pub to open in Cumbria in years” […]

Celebrate pancake day with American pancakes

By |2018-02-12T16:01:56+01:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Celebrate pancake day with American pancakes

To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, why not treat your customers to American pancakes rather than the traditional sweet ones we normally have at this time of year?

Served with our very own homecured bacon and deliciously drizzled in maple syrup, these are a decadent treat for any time of day!

205595C Crepe Cuisine 4.5″ American Pancakes with Buttermilk (24 x 5)

1000394 Homecured Back Bacon (per kg)

309111S Buckwud Maple Syrup (1 x 620g) – see this month’s special offer.

Introducing Gemma …

By |2017-09-14T11:09:40+01:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

We’re very proud to introduce you to Gemma Hodgson who is our new Area Sales Manager covering the Carlisle area.

Although, new to the team, Gemma is an ‘old hand’ at helping our customers receive first-class service as she’s worked for the company for ten years now. Until recently, Gemma was part of our busy telesales team and has recently been promoted to join the rest of our area sales managers, visiting our customers and ensuring that we provide an excellent service.

Cumbria Trading Standards formalises a partnership

By |2017-09-14T11:15:24+01:00March 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

On Monday 6th March 2017, Hannah-Jayne Gawthorpe from Trading Standards visited us to hand over a certificate which formalises a working partnership between us.

The Primary Authority Partnership certificate assures policy expertise and practical experience are brought together and regulations are effectively delivered.

Trading Standards ensure that our hygiene practices and meat are of the highest standard and we comply with all legal requirements regarding weights, labelling, traceability and much more.

It’s a golden anniversary

By |2017-09-14T10:51:27+01:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

June Dixon recently reached a momentous moment, when she celebrated 50 years of belonging to the Pioneer family. June, 84, started work with us on 10th October 1966 and is still working in our accounts department on a part-time basis.

June has enjoyed every moment of her time with us and says: “I do love to be among people. That’s what I like going to work for. I like the company and being among people. And they’re all half my age. When I’m there I forget that I’m as old as I am.”

Work colleagues helped June celebrate by treating her to afternoon tea. She was presented with a cake, flowers and a bottle of prosecco after some lovely words from […]

Customers dig deep for flood appeal

By |2017-09-14T10:30:17+01:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

Generous customers visiting our stores in Carlisle and Harrington have been digging deep into their pockets to support the Cumbria Flood Appeal. Between December 2015 and March 2016, collections points at tills in the three stores raised an overwhelming total of £1,050.

Ian Brown, Chairman of Cumbria Community Foundation, the organisation which set up the flood appeal, visited our Rosehill store to collect the cheque. Ian was delighted with the generosity of shoppers and said: “I am genuinely amazed that so many people can put their hands in their pockets and give so generously […]

Pioneer Cumberland Sausage wins national TV contest

By |2017-09-13T16:30:32+01:00August 14th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorised|

At Dalston Agricultural Show on Saturday 14th August 2010, Pioneer put a team together with Carlisle Young Farmers to compete in the Monster Munchies challenge to build the largest, most spectacular and tastiest version of our local dish, Cumberland sausage and mash.

We built a giant version of Carlisle castle, complete with drawbridge, gravy moat and green mashed potato grassy banks. This was judged the winner on taste and appearance and we won a Gold Spoon which hangs proudly in our reception.