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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.

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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Veganuary – The Big Challenge!

Inspiring people to try vegan – Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash and Rosemary Wellington with Beetroot Mash Whilst Sutton and Sons, a traditional chip shop in Hackney, has introduced an all-vegan battered fish made from banana blossom (the leaves of the hanging part of the banana plant), SQF have developed a Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash and Rosemary...
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The Lincolnshire Life Taste of Excellence Awards

We sponsored Lincolnshire's Dining Pub of the Year Award!A massive congratulations from Sleaford Quality Foods to the Ebrington Arms in Kirkby on Bain who were crowned 2019 Dining Pub of the Year at last night’s Lincolnshire Life’s Taste of Excellence Awards – a fantastic achievement and fully deserved.

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We’re Exhibiting at the Famous Heckington Show in July!

Come down and see us at the Made in Sleaford tent at the Heckinton Village show later this month! On the 28th and 29th of July Sleaford Quality Foods will be exhibiting at the Made in Sleaford tent of the 2018 Heckington Show, the largest annual village show across the whole of England, attracting 30,000...
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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.

Category Trends – Desserts Newsletter

In this category report of current trends, we’ll be looking into everything sweet in our desserts trends newsletter! Click on the below link to download as a PDF: SQF Desserts Trends Newsletter  

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Headline Round Up – The Latest This Month

Wading through this month’s headlines? We’ve scoured the industry for the latest headlines, launches and stories of interest – so you don’t have to! Headlines School Dinners Shake Up: Linda McCartney Foods commissioned a poll that found that 44% of school pupils (8-16 years old) have tried to cut meat from their diets. 10% of...
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Being Kind to Your Mind – The Mental Health behind Food

Mental health is in the spotlight at the moment – and for all the right reasons. May was Mental Health Awareness month, set up with the purpose of starting conversations to break down taboos and improve mental health. The Department of Health found in 2015 70 million work days were lost due to mental ill...
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Market Report – April 2019

Our latest Market Report provides detailed updates on current conditions for a wide variety of our food ingredients

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West African – The Next New Flavour?

The UK is now a country now accustomed to the fiery flavours of piri piri and jalfrezi – so where next for British tastebuds searching for spicier horizons? Enter the latest competitor – West African food. Jollof rice is the region’s staple dish of long grain rice, tomato, onion and pepper. Various recipes from Nigeria,...
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Alternative Diets continue to drive Innovation

Vegan, flexitarian, and beyond! Recent launches have been thinking outside of the box to deliver difference to today’s ever curious consumer. Here’s a few that have caught our eye: Shrooms Snacks: South Mill Champs has launched a mushroom snack called Shrooms Snacks made from thick-cut mushrooms. The range’s flavours include spicy jalapeno, barbecue and pizza....
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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.

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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