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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.

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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Sleaford extend sugar and salt renovation even further

Sleaford Quality Foods, cross-category supplier of multiple packaged foods, have pledged to further renovate sugar and salt from their range.

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SQF introducing more sustainable packaging

Sleaford Quality Foods to change all plastic packaging from black to white. Sleaford Quality Foods (SQF), cross-category supplier of ingredients to the manufacturing and foodservice sector, has strengthened its commitment to sustainability after revealing it is converting all its plastic packaging from black to white. The news comes after SQF unveiled a pledge in February...
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Staff Go Vegan (For January)

Tracey Siddy (Head of Herbs, Spices and Innovation) and Laura Griffin (Product Innovation Project Manager) have taken the plunge this month, and will be writing updates as to how the month is going.

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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.

Happy National Sausage Week! Sausage Rolls Recipe Card

Happy National Sausage Week! According to Kantar World Panel Retail and Usage and NPD Crest, 85% of British households buy sausages on an average of 12 times a year, with an average spend of £31.20 per year. Around 70% of sausages are eaten outside the home, with 24% of sausages eaten in pubs, 19% full...
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Quarterly Trends Report – Quarter 3 2019

In our latest quarterly report of current trends, we’ll be looking into the latest news and launches, the latest new cuisine, and everything else that has caught our eye!  Click on the below link to download as a PDF: SQF Quarter 3 Trends Newsletter Give us a call to discuss your allergen free, vegetarian, and herb and...
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Just One More Slice… Happy National Baking Week!

Happy National Baking Week! Britain’s love affair with anything related to ‘The Great British Bake Off’ continues apace – last year Britain spent an extra £150m on cakes and biscuits, which is a whopping 80 million kilos of the sweet stuff! The cake market has seen a 6.3% increase in value and a 4.9% increase...
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Happy National Curry Week! Saag Aloo Recipe Card

Happy National Curry Week! How hot can you go? Whilst the humble korma keeps being voted as Britain’s favourite Indian dish, extreme spice lovers are growing in number! One of the hottest curries ever is the Chicken Naga, which is made with a lot of Naga pepper seed. These seeds reach a whopping 855,000 on...
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Happy National Curry Week! Onion Bhajis Recipe Card

Happy National Curry Week! Did you know that the Guinness World Record for the tallest stack of poppadoms is held by Tipu Rahman, who on 11th October 2012 built a 1.72m tower of poppadoms at the Tamarind Restaurant in Northampton? Think of the amount of mango chutney needed to finish that off! Here at Sleaford...
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Happy National Curry Week! Red Lentil Dahl Recipe Card

Happy National Curry Week! According to the National Curry Week website, 2013 saw an amazing 23 million eating curry regularly in the UK! Even Queen Victoria had curry ingredients and recipes ready at all her royal palaces in case Indian dignitaries visited on a moment’s notice – so curry fever is nothing new! Here at...
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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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