Due to the current pandemic, the demand for food products has never been greater – but so are the challenges for getting those products to the consumer.
It’s a daunting task, but many businesses are stepping up, not only to help themselves, but to help ensure food reaches those communities who are finding it difficult to obtain.
So we thought over the coming weeks we’d take a look at the ways some of our Wholesale customers and friends in the industry are opening up their business to the public, and adapting the way they operate…
A to Z Catering
Offers free delivery to the public across London on orders over £40, with deliveries made on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Click & Collect is available every day.
Charles Saunders Ltd
Providing Home Deliveries of food, groceries and household essentials to everyone across the Southwest. Free next day delivery on orders over £50.
Have just added even more items to their Click & Collect and Home Delivery site. Operates Monday to Friday for the Blackpool area, as well as in Knott End and Preesall on Monday and Thursday.
Now offering a Click & Collect service from their Cockermouth base, with zero physical interaction. Customers can access over 3500 products for next day collection (Monday-Friday) via their website.
R D Johns Foodservice
Have launched a Home Delivery service available between Bristol and Land’s End, and accessible by web, phone and app. Next day delivery is available and delivery is free but there is an order minimum of £50.
2500 food, drink and catering products, as well as cleaning and household essentials now available to the public via Click & Collect, 7 days a week until 6pm, from their Hull site.
Offers both a Click & Collect and Home Delivery service from several of their depots across the UK (see website to see if your area is covered) from Monday-Friday, with options for next day delivery.
Have launched a Click & Collect service to support their local communities across Gloucestershire, Derbyshire and Buckinghamshire, with over 3,5000 products ready for next day collection.
Has opened its Wholesaler Marketplace to all Wholesalers, regardless of their size of affiliation, in a bid to keep stock flowing through the industry and aid those Wholesalers trying to provide their retail customers with the quantities of stock they need. Confex’s Wholesaler Marketplace is a secure online environment in which Wholesalers can buy and sell stock and share ideas and solutions.
Local Food Drops
A new website has launched to provide alternative ways to shop for food and drink during the COVID-19 pandemic. The venture is helping foodservice businesses who traditionally operate in the B2B market, adapt to selling directly to consumers in this high-demand time. It aims to help local communities get better access to the supplies they need via deliveries and click & collect, and connects shoppers with thousands of products from top suppliers.
We’ll be back next week with a round-up of even more of our Wholesaler friends…