Food sourcing in South America – our travels for tomatoes

As a business we don’t simply import products. We work together with producers or ‘production partners’, as we call them. We ensure that all the facilities meet British Retail Consortium (BRC) standards, as well as the high standards set by retailers. We work alongside them to ensure recipes and ingredients fit with a retailer’s brand […]

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Winterbotham Darby wins ‘employer of the year’ apprenticeship award

As 2014 National Apprenticeship Week comes to a close Winterbotham Darby are very proud to announce that they’ve been awarded ‘Outstanding Employer of the Year’ at this year’s East Surrey College Apprenticeship Awards. This is in recognition of their work in conjunction with the college for people development, work placements, apprenticeships and company sponsored business […]

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Classic french desserts

Winterbotham Darby have helped to develop and launch a range of premium Frozen French Desserts, in conjunction with chef Raymond Blanc. The range, focusing on traditional classic French desserts, comprises of a Cherry Clafoutis, a Chocolate Delice and a Pear and Walnut Dacquoise. The focus was on achieving top quality frozen desserts at accessible pricing […]

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2014 Food Trends

2014 is well underway and we’ve not yet published our blog post about this year’s food trends. So if you’ll excuse our tardiness, here’s our look ahead to look at what some of the key food and drink trends are expected to be for 2014. 2014 food trends Prediction – Brazilian With the eyes of […]

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A French affair – Raymond Blanc desserts launch event

We had an exciting evening last Wednesday night as we co-hosted a launch event with celebrity chef, Raymond Blanc, for a range of fantastic premium frozen desserts. The French classics, Cherry Clafoutis, Chocolate Delice and a Pear & Hazelnut Dacquoise, launch mid-February in a selection of retailers. It’s been an exciting journey for our Product […]

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2013 food trends – were the predictions right?

As the year draws to a close we look back at what were predicted to be the big 2013 food trends and see whether they lived up to expectations? 2013 food trends Prediction – Taste of Home As the recession continued to bite at the start of the year the ‘Taste of Home’ food trend […]

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Winterbotham Darby develops tapas range for the Dutch market

Winterbotham Darby has just launched eight new own-label lines in Albert Heijn in the Netherlands, cementing a new partnership with the Dutch market leader. The new range was developed with extensive market research and product development relevant to the Dutch market, both here in the UK and in the Netherlands, to ensure the products have […]

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unearthed® launches extensive Autumn range

Last week our unearthed® brand launched 40 products into Waitrose, as part of a new Autumn range. The Autumn range comprises 28 new and 12 existing product lines. Eight of the new lines are first-to-market food offerings – an unprecedented number for a UK food brand!  Some of these include: Chorizo meatballs – Mini cured […]

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UK consumers turn to olives as the weather heats up

We all like eat according to the seasons. When it’s cold we want filling, comfort food and when it’s hot we want salads and light dishes. July, according to BBC Weather, was the only prolonged period of hot weather since 2006. Interestingly market statistics show that consumers were turning to olives to while away alfresco […]

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