×

MIDLANDS FOOD NEWS

Tuesday February 16 2016

Fairway wraps up more than £700,000 in deals at Meet the Member event


Wholesalers concluded deals worth more than £700,000 with suppliers at Fairway Foodservices first Meet the Member event of 2016.



Fairway wraps up more than £700,000 in deals at Meet the Member event

The event saw 36 suppliers meet with Fairway members in a speed dating-style format, using 20-minute appointments to pitch more than 100 new products and special offers.

The bi-annual event, held at Birmingham’s Villa Park, gives Fairway Foodservice members an opportunity to share information on the foodservice industry and talk to suppliers about their product lines.

Fairway Foodservice chief executive Chris Binge said: “It was a really successful couple of days for both our members and suppliers, one of which completed more than £156,000 in orders alone.

“A crucial part of what we do for our membership is to consider the future of the industry and help them develop their business strategies based on forecasted change.

“One of the things we talked about with members is how we believe customers are increasingly using online ordering and digital brochures. Changes in legislation have also driven demand for allergen information, which can be accessed through the Erudus system we make available to all of our members.

“We firmly believe that looking to technology to cut costs and increase margins is the way forward in foodservice, and it was encouraging to hear about plans some of our members have for developing that aspect of their businesses.”

Suppliers ranged from multinational companies such as Kellogg’s and Unilever to successful British businesses, including seafood trader Havelok, quiche specialist Peakhouse Foods and Dragon’s Den funded bakery ProperMaid.

Michael Watt, general manager of Fairway Foodservice member Thomsons Foodservice, said: “The Meet the Member events are always very positive and a fantastic opportunity to meet with a number of our key suppliers over a short space of time.

“There were two or three new suppliers that I’ve met for the first time and will definitely be looking into working with in the future.

“Aside from meeting with suppliers, it’s also a good opportunity to talk to other members too. There are a few new ideas I’ve talked about with fellow Fairway members that I’ll be looking to take further.”

Fairway Foodservice is a buying and marketing organisation operating on behalf of wholesalers based in the UK, Ireland and Spain. Founded in 1984 by five frozen food wholesale distribution companies, it has grown from a collective turnover of £7m in 1984 to £556m in 2014.

Members benefit from access to a range of more than 600 own-label products, collective buying power on a number of lines, significant marketing support and subscription discounts to the Erudus One product specification database.

For more information on Fairway Foodservice, visit www.fairwayfoodservice.com, or follow Fairway Foodservice on Twitter @fairwayfood.



"It was a really successful couple of days for both our members and suppliers, one of which completed more than 156,000 in orders alone."
Chris Binge








DISCLAIMER: The statements, opinions, views and advice expressed in this article are those of the author/organisation and not of ENTIRELY. This article should represent information correct at the time of publication however whilst every care has been taken to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. ENTIRELY will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within this article or any information accessed through this site. The content of any organisations websites which you link to from ENTIRELY are entirely out of the control of ENTIRELY, and you proceed at your own risk. These links are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of or association with any products, services, content, information or materials offered by or accessible to you at the organisations site.







Entirely Food Jobs


Regulatory Controller Food

Evesham


Regulatory Controller (Food) Needed In Worcestershire An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Regulatory Controller to join my client, a Global foods manufacturer in Worcestershire Objective of the position: To be an expert on food law and a “legal gate keeper” when it comes to recipes, labels, product specifications and marketing communication and make sure that the products under you.




Regulatory Controller Food

Evesham


Regulatory Controller (Food) Needed In Worcestershire An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Regulatory Controller to join my client, a Global foods manufacturer in Worcestershire Objective of the position: To be an expert on food law and a “legal gate keeper” when it comes to recipes, labels, product specifications and marketing communication and make sure that the products under you.




Production Manager-Food Manufacturing

Corby


Are you an experienced Production Manager from a food manufacturing background, looking for a challenging and very fast paced prestigious role, with the opportunity to top up on the salary through overtime? The client is a large international food manufacturer so can offer job security, and further career/salary progression.




Production Supervisor Food Manufacturing

Corby


We are working in partnership with our esteemed food manufacturing client based in Corby.




Food Production Operative

Alfreton


3 on/3 off Day shift Food Production Operatives Required! We have immediate starts available for Production Operatives to join the team at Ferrero Alfreton – home of the Thorntons brand.




Food Production Operative

Alfreton


Fixed Afternoons Food Production Operatives Required! We have immediate starts available for Production Operatives to join the team at Ferrero Alfreton – home of the Thorntons brand.




Food Production Operative

Alfreton


Rotating shifts Food Production Operatives Required! We have immediate starts available for Production Operatives to join the team at Ferrero Alfreton – home of the Thorntons brand.




Category Manager Fresh Foods

Willenhall


Category Manager (Fresh Foods) A.




Chef De Partie

Kettering


Joining a vibrant four-star hotel, you will become part of a friendly and vibrant team working as A Chef De Partie in a busy fast paced kitchen.




Food & Beverage Team Member x 4

Warwick


Summary Do you enjoy working as part of a fast paced, passionate team? Do you enjoy helping people and want to provide great customer service? If so, this role could be for you.




Supply Chain Planner - Food Industry

Atherstone on Stour


Our client is a well-established and successful company based near Stratford-upon-Avon.




Production Supervisor - Food Industry

Atherstone on Stour


Our client is an established and reputable, family-owned business based near Stratford-upon-Avon.




Print Room Supervisor - Food Industry

Stratford-upon-Avon


Our client is a market-leading, family-owned business who are well established in the FMCG industry and provide a top-quality service to their suppliers.




Food Technology Teacher - Central Worcestershire - October

Worcestershire


Food Technology Teacher - Central Worcestershire - October start Academics are recruiting a Food Technology for a Central Worcestershire Secondary School, this exciting part time opportunity will start October and it will be ongoing.




Food Production Operative

Alfreton


Food Production Operatives Required! We have immediate starts available for Production Operatives to join the team at Ferrero Alfreton – home of the Thorntons brand.




Cook - Hampton Grange

Hereford


Rotherwood Healthcare - Hampton Grange/Gwen Walford.




Food Beverage Assistant

Hoar Cross


Imagine a stunning stately home set in acres of beautiful Staffordshire Countryside.




RECOMMENDED FOR YOU ON ENTIRELY MIDLANDS














































Funding backs work to stop domestic abuse


A Nottinghamshire charity has been gifted a fundraising boost to fight domestic abuse thanks to the Nottingham office of Gateley Legal.Equation works with communities in and around Nottingham to reduce the impact of domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality







Discover the latest Industry News & Opinions on Entirely














We transform your bright ideas into brilliant digital products.