Helping You Save
Our own warehousing facilities mean we can buy in bulk and pass on any savings to you. We co-founded Fairway Foodservice to create a buying group that gave us (and you) the collective bargaining power to compete with the big corporates. Today, Fairway's network of independent foodservice members comprises 21 companies operating from 28 depots across Europe. It's a scale and scope that means you can access more choice for less, including the exceptional quality range of Fairway own label products.
Total Foodservice became a founding member of Fairway Foodservice in 1984 along with 4 other frozen food wholesale distribution companies.
Set up to offer catering customers the benefit of national buying power but with local service, Fairway is now a network of 21 independent food distributors servicing the catering industry throughout the U.K. and Eire and even into the Spanish Costas and Balearic Islands. The collective turnover in 1984 was £7 million; today the turnover is in excess of £220m and comprises 21 companies operating from 28 depots.
Total Foodservice can commit to work with independent chains who may have branches outside of our usual delivery area by utilising the distribution channels of fellow Fairway members.
Fairway Foodservice plc. negotiates on behalf of its Member companies with service-suppliers and product manufacturers and co-ordinates the Members purchasing to effect best cost price for the collective volumes. This is achieved by being efficient in communication of the benefits to the whole group of co-ordination and co-operation.
Through Fairway's bulk purchasing power, Total Foodservice is able to pass on cost efficiencies to our customers – something which other independent foodservice suppliers may not have the support network to do. This makes our pricing highly competitive against many of the big corporates.
Fairway has members representing distribution coverage all over the country which means that through Fairway membership, Total Foodservice can commit to work with independent chains who may have branches outside of our usual delivery area by utilising the distribution channels of fellow Fairway members.
For more information on Fairway Foodservice, its members and distribution areas visit www.fairwayfoodservice.co.uk.
Nigel Haworth's backbone
The Michelin-starred driving force behind Northcote Manor and Ribble Valley Inns calls us the "backbone of the kitchen".
What I like about Total Foodservice is their honesty, the service and the fact that they'll go out of their way for you. We task them to find things and they always do. Theyíre also very keen on price and you need to be buying quality at the right price.