What we do

Italian farmer sitting in his olive groveWe start with the world’s great food traditions and, through understanding how people shop, cook and eat, develop fresh and flavourful products that delight them, and become part of their lives.

Where the category doesn’t exist but the need does, we invest in manufacturing to make it happen.

Olives & Antipasti

As the #1 provider of pre-packed chilled olives and antipasti to the UK market, we pride ourselves on sourcing and working in partnership with high-quality growers from around the world.

Our UK centre of excellence can offer a bespoke solution for both retail and foodservice-ready packs, pots, platters, and buckets, with any combination of olives and antipasti, as well as continental meats.

Continental Meats

With a heritage of supplying continental meats for over 30 years, we work with our production partners in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Belgium, to supply own-label and branded lines to the retail and foodservice sectors. Since supplying chorizo into UK supermarkets, we have gone on to bring many first-to-market continental lines to consumers.

Plant Based

We established our position in the plant-based category 3 years ago, launching across retail and foodservice customers. We have set our vision to lead the market with plant-based food, producing from our brand new, dedicated plant-based site and sourcing across Europe so we provide great tasting food. This enables flexitarians and vegans alike to enjoy their meal occasions every day.

Mediterranean Foods

Outside our core categories, we also supply a range of Mediterranean foods – and we were responsible for launching many of them into the UK. These foods span bakery, chilled pasta, and Spanish omelette.

Categories

Categories

We pride ourselves on our ability to lead, grow and create categories. Our heritage and leadership position (# 1 for UK chilled olives, antipasti, and continental meats) enable us to speak authoritatively and deliver category insight and analysis, consumer behaviour research, and category trends.

Over the last three years we have grown our position in the plant-based category – resulting in the launch of a dedicated plant-based site. Most recently we have created the chilled super condiments category with the launch and subsequent growth of our pickles and ferments brand, Vadasz.

Supply chain

We try to improve every stage of the supply chain by balancing efficiency, sustainability and quality. We use technology, rigorous process and collaborative relationships to overcome challenges where they arise, and to proactively create new ideas in manufacturing, transport, and agriculture and animal welfare.

  • Agriculture
    Agriculture
  • Primary processing
    Primary processing
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
  • Supply chain
    Supply chain
  • Store
    Store
  • Category Management
    Category Management
  • Driven Innovation
    Driven Innovation
  • Table
    Table

What makes us different - we lead, grow, create

Our unique model has made us the UK’s most dynamic and innovative chilled food business. We have the flexibility to use in-house and outsourced supply to provide the best solutions for our customers.

With a flexible supply chain, we can respond quickly to changing customer needs
With a flexible supply chain, we can respond quickly to changing customer needs
Database mapping of all our partner sites ensures complete traceability
Database mapping of all our partner sites ensures complete traceability
Long-held relationships with our partner sites mean that they are a part of the journey
Long-held relationships with our partner sites mean that they are a part of the journey
Access to our market-leading supply, planning and forecasting data
Access to our market-leading supply, planning and forecasting data
Low-cost logistics due to our consolidated Europe-wide transport system
Low-cost logistics due to our consolidated Europe-wide transport system
We always choose a partner that meets requirements, whether for production, product development and sustainability credentials
We always choose a partner that meets requirements, whether for production, product development and sustainability credentials
Optimum production processes are assured due to rigorous testing and auditing by our technical experts
Optimum production processes are assured due to rigorous testing and auditing by our technical experts

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Just a couple of weeks left to perfect your entries for the @foodphotoaward. We're proud sponsors of the 'Food For Sale' category and the judges are looking for the very best shots of food for sale, be it a farmers market in France, spices in Senegal, macaroons in a chic Parisian emporium or coconut pancakes from a Thai floating market. Images of buying and selling food in shops and on the street anywhere in the world. For more details on how to enter, click the link in our bio ☝🏼 ☝🏾 ...

However you like to eat, our delicious range of olives and vegetable antipasti products are perfect if you want to make your own pizza. You could keep it simple. Or add some flavour with salami, nduja or chorizo. And for those of you who like to eat plant-based you can get creative with our range plant-based marinated chicken style pieces. Something for everyone. We're passionate about delivering happiness through food. ...

yet ANOTHER launch, perfect if you're doing @weareveganuary. Or just because. Our @squeakybeanveg have launched Crispy Duck style pieces (plus hoisin & pancakes) for the ultimate in plant-based, tasty eating (without the stress of booking a takeaway slot). Head to @waitroseandpartners to enjoy ...

📣 📸 Calling all food photographers , videographers and food stylists- there is now less than a month to go until entries close for the @foodphotoaward. We are very proud to sponsor the 'Food For Sale' category. But would encourage anyone thinking about entering any of the 25 categories to GO FOR IT! You could win a category (like @zayyarlin84) or even be crowned Food Photographer of the Year (like @kmasad) and take home a £5k prize and a load of fantastic opportunities. Give it a go - 2021 might be your year! ...

Is that more or less than you thought? 🤔 Our Senior Insight Analyst, Alex, has been looking at how the lockdown has affected consumer retail grocery habits and impacted eating at home. To read more click the link in our bio 👆 ...

Last but NOT least are @squeakybeanveg ready-to-eat Garlic and Herb Chicken Style pieces. Available now at @waitroseandpartners - they're perfect for adding to dishes or just snack out of the pack. Another great way to make the plant-based switch even easier this #veganuary ...

Ok....launch #2. Meet @squeakybeanveg Chinese style ribs, with a delicious sticky sauce. Another one ready in just 5 minutes and these will make the plant-based switch even easier. The brand's first beef alternative is available in @sainsburys. What are you waiting for?? ...

New year and we've some delicious #plantbased launches - perfect if you're doing @weareveganuary. @squeakybeanveg are definitely your sidekick if you're hoping for all the taste but none of the meat. Meet the Katus Curry chicken-style pieces that are available in @sainsburys. With an aromatic sauce they're ady to eat in just 5 mins!! ...

Slightly different to previously billed, this new year's eve is a much quieter affair for everyone. Whether you're cooking up something special, ordering in or just enjoying a glass of something - we wish you a Happy New Year. We're making the most of the leftover Christmas olives! ...

Today when some of the team are enjoying the bank holiday, we say thanks to those who are working and it’s business as usual. Production & manufacturing, warehouse, supply chain & logistics colleagues. Making sure our tasty olives, antipasti, pickles and plant-based products reach the shelves.

#clitheroe #bicester #redhill #team
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Leftovers, bubble & squeak, cold cuts, picky food, nibbles - whatever you want to call them! Our meats, olives and pickles are just PERFECT over the festive period. Relax, enjoy and take the strain out of the day. What's on your menu today? ...

A Happy Christmas from us to you. Here's to loved ones, friends and family - both near and far. ...

Instead of sending Christmas cards we've opted to donate to a fantastic cause @trusselltrust - working to stop UK hunger and poverty. Their network of foodbanks provide emergency food and support to people in crisis. Sadly there's never been such demand and so we want to do our bit to help. We still want to wish all of our contacts, followers, partners and customers a Merry Christmas. After a tough year Christmas won't be like it normally is, but we hope everyone has a chance to connect with loved ones and here's hoping for a brighter 2021. Take care of yourselves ...

Out of a number of our Christmas launches, this Bresaola Beef Carpaccio is a particularly tasty one - available at @marksandspencer. Just open and enjoy after adding the parmesan shavings, balsamic & olive oil drizzle. Even better if you have the patience to add it to a lovely serving plate (as opposed to straight out of the pack). ...

Do you mix and match your charcuterie? We love any combination of serrano, chorizo, speck or salami on a sharing platter with cheese, crackers, olives and grapes. Even if your Christmas is going to be a more modest affair or there will be less of you eating, you could still build a board. Go on, give it a try and let us know what'll be on there? ...

Another exciting launch 🚀 🎉📣 this time from @vadaszdeli with their Super Green Kimchi. Absolutely delicious, full of great gut-ness and available in @waitroseandpartners ...

“Awesome” is how the judges described our award winning @squeakybeanveg fluffy American style pancakes at today’s @thegrocerofficial #NewProductAwards.
Whoop whoop. We second that.
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