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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.

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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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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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 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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Happy National Curry Week! Vegetable Samosa Recipe Card

Happy National Curry Week! The British love affair for Indian cuisine shows no sign of slowing down – the UK reportedly spends over £250 million a year on Indian food; with the UK being home to around 9,000 curry houses and restaurants, which is  double the amount of Chinese restaurants and take aways in the...
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Thank Goodness It’s Mexican – Happy National Taco Day!

Happy National Taco Day (USA)! Did you know the word “taco” literally translates to “plug” or “wad” in Spanish, as it was originally a name Mexican miners used to describe thin sheets of paper wrapped around gunpowder used in the mines? Our love affair with everything authentically Mexican shows no sign of slowing down –...
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The Green Revolution Continues – Happy World Vegetarian Day!

Happy World Vegetarian Day everyone! Whilst veganism seems to be the watchword of the day, vegetarianism is still a popular and mainstream avenue that many are continuing to choose for the good of their health and the planet. The ongoing popularity of flexitarianism, where you eat more fruit and veg and less red meat, also...
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Haunting flavours and ghoulish colours – Halloween and Bonfire Night is here!

As the autumn starts this month, thoughts are starting to turn towards warming meals and fun filled indoor parties – Halloween and Bonfire Night are on the horizon already! We’ve been developing up some autumnal treats (no tricks!) for those cosy party nights in, come have a look! Our Halloween spread is dripping with flavour,...
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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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