Kff offers click & collect and delivery for consumers

Kff has launched a same-day click & collect service from its Aylesford, Kent, site for people finding it difficult to purchase food. There is a minimum order spend of £50.

For those opting for home delivery, the lowest expenditure is £100.

Orders can be placed online or through a dedicated sales team.

In the first week or so of the scheme being in operation, 400 people have signed up for home delivery, with up to four vehicles doing the rounds, and about half that number have opted for the click & collect service.

Deliveries are currently being made from the Aylesford depot across Kent and the surrounding area, with plans in hand for the Witney branch to operate a similar service across Oxfordshire.

Managing director Chris Beckley said: “During these unprecedented times, it is vital we all pull together and do what we can to support the community.

“We have made the service as safe and hassle-free as possible. We hope it will help those most in need as well as key workers and those currently unable to access grocery delivery slots at their usual supermarkets.”

Tel: kff (01622) 612345

Published Date: April 4, 2020
Category: Wholesale Industry News

A to Z Catering sees surge in sales to takeaways

A to Z Catering, of Hornsey, London, has sold the surplus stock it advertised on this website and is now focusing on sales to takeaways and the public.

“We have started to see a huge increase in sales from takeaways,” said the wholesaler’s CEO and founder Hifsi Ayrancioglu (pictured).

“In the first week of lockdown most of them were closed, but now the takeaway owners are saying that the Government is not helping them and they think they would not get any loans or help from anywhere else. For this reason most of them have started to open again with shorter hours, and they are mostly working with family members as many of their staff wouldn’t want to take the risk to come to work.”

Ayrancioglu also told Cash & Carry Management that A to Z Catering, a member of Fairway Foodservice, has started to focus more on trying to meet the demand for online grocery shopping from households.

“We are now doing free home deliveries to customers in the whole of London, with a minimum spend of £40. No membership is required and people can order on our app.”

Tel: A to Z Catering 020 8342 5000

Published Date: April 4, 2020
Category: Wholesale Industry News

FWD links with other organisations to reduce food waste

The Federation of Wholesale Distributors has collaborated with the Provision Trade Federation and the British Frozen Food Federation in launching an online platform to avert food waste in the hospitality sector created by the Coronavirus situation.

Wholesalers can access the platform on the BFFF website http://bfff.co.uk/the-wholesale-support-platform/ to list the 10 top chilled and frozen products for which there are over-stocks as well as the value of food that is nearing its shelf life.

The aim is to sell surplus stock to retailers, manufacturers and redistributors or for it to be given away to charity.

Within hours of the initiative being launched, over £2 million worth of food was featured on the site.

Cash & Carry Management is also offering wholesalers the chance to highlight their surplus stock position on our website free of charge. This has already resulted in several wholesalers being able to sell off some of their excess goods.

Tel: Federation of Wholesale Distributors (01323) 724952 

Published Date: April 2, 2020
Category: Wholesale Industry News

West Lothian-based Food Options has excess stock to clear

Food Options, which claims to be Scotland’s leading supplier of chilled and frozen food, has stock to clear.

Managing director Tony Reilly told Cash & Carry Management that the wholesaler has a range of items it wants to sell quickly, including:

50 x Brie 1kg  – 20/04/20

50 x Goat log 1kg – 30/04/20

6 x ¼ Stilton 2kg – 16/04/20

12 x Brick brie 900g – 14/04/20

60 x Greek style yoghurt 2kg – 16/04/20

20 x Probiotic yoghurt 2 litre – 15/04/20

Tony Reilly can be contacted on (01506) 702600

Published Date: April 1, 2020
Category: Wholesale Industry News

Total Foodservice Solutions has surplus stock for sale

Total Foodservice Solutions, of Clitheroe, Lancs, has surplus stock for sale at its main depot and at its Huddersfield branch.

Purchasing director Jason Sheard said: “We currently have a lot of stock of crisps especially Walkers Family Pack 6 x 175gms, as well as Diet Coke 24 x 500ml bottles plus a whole host of grated cheeses that are running out of date.

“Other lines include Heinz Table Top Sauces, Border Mini Pack biscuits, Heinz Beans 2.62kg, Heinz sachets 1 x 200, Kelloggs bag packs, Uncle Bens sauces 2.5kg, Jacobs B4C, Weetabix A,B,Cs.

“This is not a full list but it gives you an idea.”

Jason Sheard can be contacted on 01254 828330 or Jason@tfs.lls.com

Published Date: April 1, 2020
Category: Wholesale Industry News