JJ Foodservice has been awarded contracts to supply Barnsley, Bolton, and Bradford Council schools in deals totalling more than £3.5 million.
The wholesaler is already working with Kirklees and Leeds Councils, bringing the total number of schools it services in North England to more than 650.
“Our fuel-efficient fleet and digitalised ordering process will help to offer schools nutritious options while helping to reduce their carbon footprint,” said chief sales officer Baris Kacar.
JJ supplies schools with thousands of fresh, frozen, chilled and ambient goods, including packaging products, 75% of which are fully compostable. It is also working with an increasing number of local suppliers.
An investment in telematics helps the wholesaler to optimise routes and fuel efficiency, and the company plans to install solar panels at every UK branch by the end of the year.
“We are on a journey to do business the right way,” said Kacar. “We hope we can help schools to achieve their sustainability targets in the process.”
Following its triple win, JJ is targeting more public sector contracts, and has announced a new recruitment push for dedicated public sector, education catering and prison catering sales roles. Click here for details of vacancies
“Prisons, hospitals and other public sector institutions all need access to high quality, affordable and reliable food suppliers,” said Kacar. “We are well positioned to help and look forward to supporting more caterers across the UK.”Published Date: March 20, 2023