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The food industry never rests on its laurels when it comes to innovative products – and neither do we.

Our Innovation team is here to bring you all the latest developments in the industry – from discussing how we can work together to bring your range up to consumer demand, visiting to discuss the latest trends tailored to your company, and offering time in our state of the art facilities at Sleaford to develop recipes alongside our experienced team.

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From matching your existing range, creating your next new recipe, or developing a whole new innovation strategy from scratch – we are your one stop shop for finding the future for your brands.

We are proud of our reputation for exceeding customer expectations on quality innovation first time round, whilst using our award winning ingredients to bring you the very best flavours in the industry. However you’re looking to take your business into the future, we are the perfect partners to help you get there.

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In the Media

News within the industry for the industry – we’ve scoured the media for the best market reports and updates in the food industry so you don’t have to.

BRC AA Grade Accreditation

Sleaford Quality Foods have been awarded BRC AA grade status for the 5th successive year. Our BRC AA status covers our traded goods activity as well as our blending & packing of dried food ingredients and dried food mixes for gluten-free and gluten containing products. BRC is the leading and most recognised safety and quality...
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New Year, New SQF Vehicles – Coming to a road near you!

Coming to a road very near you! Sleaford Quality Foods have kicked off the New Year by revealing a new look on our three brand new vehicles. The new visuals feature a selection of products the company supply to customers across the UK and overseas. “Our vehicles are our shop window and provide both the...
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Food of the Future – Our Earth range covered in latest Wholesale Manager issue

Sleaford Quality Foods’ Our Earth range was in the spotlight again month, as part of an article in the Wholesale Manager which discussed the opportunities of inclusive catering open to wholesalers. The article states that according to FWD, “around 35% of food and drink wholesale distributors’ revenue comes from sales to catering and foodservice providers,...
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Our Earth foodservice range to launch this week

The future of foodservice is here – the Our Earth range to launch on Monday 29th July!   What on Earth?! Launching on Monday 29th July, Our Earth is a modern answer to consumer demand for unbeatable flavour, sustainability as standard, and unrivaled convenience. Our packaging is 100% recyclable, our ingredients are transparently sourced, and...
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Press Release: Sleaford Quality Foods Ltd to launch exciting new ‘free from and vegan friendly’ Foodservice range

Our Earth products will focus on traceability back to source and ‘Free From’ claims. The exciting new range will deliver unbeatable flavour from sustainable ingredients as part of a balanced diet for both conventional and vegan diets. Sleaford Quality Foods (SQF), a leading cross-category supplier to the foodservice and catering industry, is set to launch...
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Building a better foundation for food

James Arnold unpacks the essential ingredients for a sustainable future.

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Innovation & Trends

Latest Innovation & Trends

We never sit still in our ever changing industry – please see below for what we’ve been up to on our quest to bring new ideas to the food industry.

Floral Flavours, Traditional Tastebuds, and Free From- Easter 2020

The time has come around once more for chocolate eggs, hot cross buns, and lamb Sunday roasts – so what can we expect to be in store? As consumers are becoming more and more interested in occasion eating (especially in an increasingly connected world), Easter is becoming a major foodie holiday after Christmas. Savvy forecast...
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Waffling On and On – International Waffle Day 2020

International Waffle Day returns on March 25th – from Scandinavia, to Belgium, to the USA, everyone wants to have a bite! This particular food holiday is one that is celebrated in Sweden, Norway and Denmark on the day of the Feast of Annunciation. The reason for eating waffles on this particular day seems to be...
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Mothers Day 2020 Recipe Card

Mother’s Day returns on Sunday 22nd March this year – better have those breakfast in bed plans at the ready! Did you know the origins of the day are actually tied up with returning to the church you were baptised? During the 16th century, people would return to their “mother church” on the fourth Sunday...
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SQF Market Report – Quarter 4 2019/2020

The latest food industry news on herbs, spice, vegetables and more – our latest Market Report provides detailed updates on current conditions for a wide variety of our food ingredients. To download our latest market report, click on the following link: Market Report – March 2020 Give us a call to discuss your quality ingredient...
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School Dinners for the Future – International School Meals Day 2019

Whether you have good or bad memories of school dinners, they’re certainly memorable – and are coming under increasing scrutiny. According to the British Government, “[f]ood served in some schools and academies in England must meet the school food standards so that children have healthy, balanced diets… They must provide: – high-quality meat, poultry or...
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No Longer Taking It With A Pinch of Salt – Salt Awareness Week

In our increasingly health conscious world, salt is the ingredient that consumers are worrying about when it comes to what is in their food and their long term health. The British Government recommends that a healthy diet should not exceed 6g of salt a day – although recent data shows that the population is eating...
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Team & Community

Team & Community

We're a busy bunch - working hard and playing hard! Read on to see what we've been up to in our community.

Quarterly Charity Round Up – Quarter 1 2019

During the past quarter, we’ve been busy raising funds for charity on top of our everyday work at Sleaford – we definitely work hard and play hard! Our company charity St Barnabas Hospice are an independent  charity which supports more than 10,500 people across Lincolnshire affected by a life-limiting or terminal condition; delivering free, high...
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Eating as a Refugee – 7 Days with the Refugee Ration Challenge

This week was World Refugee Week – and we took the plunge with the Refugee Ration Challenge!  I came across the Refugee Ration Challenge, organised by Concern Worldwide, online and my interest was peaked. I’ll readily admit that I had no idea that refugees had to adhere to so limited a diet, which itself is...
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Jain Group of India

JISL, the umbrella company for Jain Farm Fresh Foods, started in 1963 and is a global leader in precision agricultural irrigation – boasting the number one spot in India and the USA for micro-irrigation.

Their work has helped change the lives of 8.2 million farmers and their families, as Jain’s irrigation technology has allowed for precise, economical and controlled use of water on their crops and fields. The food division is just as global – they are the number one producer of mango and tissue culture producer of bananas and pomegranate in the world; and they are the second largest global producer of dehydrated vegetables and onions.

Today, Jain has a presence in over 120 countries worldwide, with 33 manufacturing plants, 11,500 employees, and an annual revenue of over $1.2bn – and we are proud to be part of the Jain family.

Global Family

Sourcing the best quality products from all over the world, it’s easy to see why Sleaford is the only place to go for all your ingredient needs.

With technical peace of mind, excellent procurement experience guaranteeing the best price for the best product, and unrivalled supplier relationships, the world really is your oyster at Sleaford.

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