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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.

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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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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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.

Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day is Back!

Pancake Day is back on 25th February – better get your pan flipping skills out again! Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent is the 40 days in the Christian calendar that leads up to Easter, and was traditionally a period of fasting to symolise the...
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Cornish Pasty Week – Celebrating Miner’s Delight

There are few dishes quite so instantly recognisable or as British as the Cornish Pasty – with the week commencing 24th February serving as this year’s Cornish Pasty week! Pasties have been a part of British culture for centuries, stretching back to being mentioned in ‘The Canterbury Tales’ (written between 1387-1400) – whilst the majority...
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Category Trends – Christmas 2019

In this category report of current trends, we’ll be looking into everything festive with a look back on Christmas 2019 – after all, now is the time to get ready for Christmas 2020! Click on the below link to download as a PDF: Christmas 2019 Trends Newsletter Give us a call to discuss your festive...
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British Yorkshire Pudding Day – A Great British Tradition

British Yorkshire Pudding Day is being celebrated this year on 2nd February – another excuse to indulge in a Great British culinary tradition! The humble but essential side to any Sunday roast was first recorded in a recipe book called The Whole Duty of a Woman in 1737, and was called “A Dripping Pudding.” The...
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Chinese New Year 2020 – Feasts of Family and Symbolism

Celebrated by approximately 20% of the world’s inhabitants, Chinese New Year is just around the corner! This year is the Year of the Rat, with the rat traditionally seen as a sign of wealth and surplus – and Chinese New Year is always a good reason to indulge in one of the UK’s favourite cuisines,...
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Blue Monday – Rethinking Food and Mental Health

As the winter and long nights continue, more and more awareness is being given to mental health, such as the growing general acknowledgement of the unofficial holiday that is Blue Monday – the third Monday in January (20th January 2020) that is reportedly the most depressing day of the year. Whilst it may be rather...
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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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