Hunts Foodservice has rebranded to The Hunt’s Food Group as part of a strategy that involves a new direction for the business.
The company says that while foodservice accounts for more than half of the company, the wholesaler also supplies retail and natural products to farm shops, independent stores, coffee shops, and online retailers.
Through the addition of new lines such as health foods and regional products, Hunt’s Food Group has expanded their customer base while expanding 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 £42m in 2013 to a forecasted £110m in 2022.”
With over 600 employees, Hunt’s Food Group positions itself on being a people-first company, 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,” Hunt continued.
“We are a Real Living Wage accredited employer. We also take measures to ensure our team has a health 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.”
Hunt also commented on the business’ focus on its environmental impact, stating: “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 focussed on it as a priority for the future.”