Hunt’s Foodservice rebrands as Hunt’s Food Group

Hunt’s Foodservice has rebranded to become Hunt’s Food Group to reflect its diversification and plans for the future.

While foodservice still represents more than half of the business, the wholesaler also supplies products to farm shops, independent stores, coffee shops and online retailers such as Ocado and Mindful Chef.

Hunt’s Food Group’s diversification has enabled the business to become more robust. By adding new lines, such as health foods and regional products, the company has not only appealed to a new and more varied customer base but it has also significantly increased its volume with its existing customers.

“Having more to offer our existing customer base has meant we have grown volume dramatically,” said group managing director Thomas Hunt. “To our customers’ delight, we’re adding new lines all the time. Our customers benefit enormously from the fantastic relationships we have with them, and we have become a one-stop shop which makes their life much easier. As a result of this, we have grown turnover from £42 million in 2013 to a forecasted £110 million in 2022.”

Hunt’s, which employs more than 600 people, prides itself on being a people-first business, with all senior members of the team having worked their way up through the business.

“We have always been passionate about our people and creating a positive, supportive work environment, and we are continually looking for ways to ensure our team’s wellbeing, which, in turn, directly benefits our customers and the business,” said Hunt. “We are a Real Living Wage accredited employer. We also take measures to ensure our team has a healthy work-life balance, such as changing our order cut-off time to 4pm, and we no longer deliver on a Saturday as our drivers deserve weekends to spend time with their families.”

As a result of this people-first approach, Hunt’s has high staff retention. “We have a happy team and that speaks volumes to our customers,” said Hunt. “Many of the team have been with us years, and for some, that’s more than 45 years. Customers benefit enormously from such longstanding relationships with our team and receive a personal service, which they value.”

The business is also focusing on its environmental impact. “In addition to supporting our employees, we’re committed to doing our best for the environment,” Hunt continued. “We are working with specialists to lower our carbon footprint. We use electric and hybrid vehicles where we can, we’re installing solar panels on at our head office depot, and have planted eight acres of trees. This has always been important to us as a business, but now we are focused on it as a priority for the future.”

Tel: Hunt’s Food Group (01935) 810200

Published Date: December 2, 2021
Category: Wholesale Industry News