combine local with scale
Our fresh-range platform enables a different kind of food procurement. By combining small local independent producers alongside larger national and international suppliers, cooks and chefs can enjoy the best of both worlds:
Fresher local foods - Dozens of local producers across Somerset, Gloucestershire, Bristol & Bath producing or harvesting to order via the fresh-range platform just before delivery to the kitchen.
Strong national and imported supply chain - Our partnership with large scale primary wholesalers ensures a wide range of quality produce at good value.
clear sustainability credentials
Catering Mark Approved – As a Soil Association certified supplier our handling of organic produce is regularly inspected. We adhere to Food For Life and Catering Mark standards.
Carbon Efficient Delivery - A single consolidated delivery of fresh foods by one small split ambient-refrigerated vehicle means fewer van journeys.
Social Value - Local producers earn the majority of the price you pay. Procuring your food this way meaningfully contributes to our local economy.
Food Security - Increasing demand for and supply of local produce means greater food security in our region for generations to come.
Optimise price competition on all products throughout the contract duration via product specific mini-price competitions.
Stay in control by owning your own supply chains. Our fresh-range platform gives the flexibility to implement a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) whereby you can contract directly with more producers and suppliers than in conventional procurement approaches. Controlling costs throughout the period of a contract (not just at the beginning) may become increasingly important during future turbulent economic times.
o Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) compatible
o Digital automated payments
o Full reporting and analysis support
o Dedicated producer/supplier management capability from our team