Brakes owner Sysco has brought together five specialist businesses – Fresh Direct, M&J Seafood, Freshfayre, Wild Harvest and KFF – under the banner of Sysco Speciality Group.
Fresh Direct focuses on fruit, veg and dairy; M&J Seafood offers fish and seafood; Wild Harvest is a fine food specialist with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients; KFF is a regional provenance specialist; and Freshfayre offers fresh deli products, sandwiches, soups and bakery.
“Sysco Speciality Group offers a unique new proposition for UK hospitality operators,” says CEO Raj Tugnait. “Many customers are requesting consolidated deliveries of specialist fresh produce and ingredients, so by bringing these five businesses together, customers will enjoy all the benefits of receiving their fresh fish, fresh produce, and speciality ingredients in one single delivery. In addition, they will benefit from improved efficiency, cost savings and expertise, without having to compromise on quality, range, specialist service or expertise. This innovative solution will also protect the environment through fewer deliveries.”
Tugnait added: “With the backing of Sysco, the world’s global leader in foodservice, we have invested significantly in increased stock levels to ensure product availability, as well as technology, logistics and infrastructure.
“Whether it’s the bespoke preparation of fresh fruit and veg, sauces and condiments in our ‘Fresh Kitchen’ facility, or fresh meat and fish filleted to their own unique specification, we continue to support some of the UK’s leading foodservice brands – from independents to large groups – by helping them to navigate their way through the many new challenges they face, such as accurately predicting volumes, and the industry-wide staff and skills shortages.”
Tel: Sysco Speciality Group (01869) 365700Published Date: July 22, 2021