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Exceeding expectations every day

Strong relationships with you & your customers is our goal. We aspire to achieve this through safe, high quality products & unrivalled service. Technical excellence with products sourced from trusted suppliers mean they are best in the market. We have an award-winning service team dedicated to meeting your needs, ensuring confidence and satisfaction with every order.

Food Security, Transparency and Sustainability

We work closely with suppliers to provide you & your customers with high quality ingredients & technical peace of mind. Our specialist QA department tests all deliveries, while our technical team audits suppliers. The procurement team secures best prices from suppliers around the globe. Our herbs & spices are traceable to their field of origin ensuring comprehensive supply and technical assurance.

Sustainability at Every Stage

Sustainability & ethically sourced products are at the heart of the company. Best environmental practice & fair treatment throughout the supply chain is our priority. We aim to lead with fully recyclable packaging, efficient water use, fair wages and sustainable, contract farming. We’re actively working towards these goals with ambitious targets and are dedicated to sustainability in everything we do.

Integrity at the heart of everything we do

We are proud of our honest, transparent way of working; from our lorry drivers to our Key Account Managers and our tele sales team to our hygiene team, our aspirations for future growth and corporate responsibility are consistent with our ethical standing. These principles extend to all our relationships; internal & external alike.

Innovation is in our DNA

The future of food never seems to stand still – and neither are our ambitions.

We have always worked to bring our customers to latest ingredients and blends, and have an impressive reputation for matching many a customer brief or existing line. We keep our eye on the developing trends within the market in order to better understand how we can help your future strategy grow; and our NPD team is second to none when it comes to matching your recipes and creating brand new initiatives based on years of exceptional experience within the industry. We are able to offer tailored innovation opportunities for our strategic partners, and are currently working to deliver exciting, consumer-relevant innovation which keeps you ahead of the trends and ahead of the reactionary crowd. Our Innovation team are always available to answer any queries regarding future proofing your brands, or just to shoot the breeze about what’s new in the industry – we love a challenge!

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What We Stand For

We’re totally green

We’re always thinking of the planet

From bringing in more ecologically responsible packaging, to offering ingredients that use less water, to working with programmes that help develop and support farmers - we are only getting started when it comes to looking after our planet as part of our strategy. Aspirations can only go so far, and we are making positive change within the industry, with bigger goals on the horizon.

Ahead of the game

Ready for the future

We never like to be part of the reactionary crowd - and the industry is constantly evolving and changing with consumer’s needs and modern society. We work to be ahead of the curve, knowing the trends before they hit the supermarket shelves, and developing tomorrow’s menus and meals whilst others are scrambling to keep up. Our innovation expertise can help keep your brands up to date, whilst offering new options to consumers that help shape the market. Taking control of today’s trends will reap future rewards - and Sleaford’s expertise can make this aspiration a reality.

Top Quality

Quality by name and nature

Quality has been our watchword from the start, and over the decades we’ve only built on our reputation for quality ingredients and service. Our technical and QA departments work every day to bring you complete transparency across our range and complete confidence in your recipes. Our sales team work alongside you to exceed your expectations from a supplier, and our transport and warehouse teams help deliver your orders to any corner of the world, on time and in full.

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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