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Free from Christmas

By |2018-11-09T12:11:29+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Free from foods for Christmas

The rise in those following a ‘free from’ diet has increased over recent years and is still a growing market to cater for.

We have put together some great deals on a wide variety of products which help you cater for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets.

Our buying team work hard source brand new products all the time and many of these new products are suitable for a wide range of diets.

We hope you find our guide easy to use: the products are certainly quality without any compromise to taste.

There is a whole range of new products which are […]

Food labelling and how we can help you

By |2018-11-01T15:59:54+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Food labelling changes and how we can help you

How the regulations are changing

By March 2020, any establishment in which food and drink is prepared and sold ready for consumption by the final consumer will have to make nutritional information (calorific values) available at point of sale.

What information will I need to display and where?

Calorie information will need to be provided to consumers at the point of choice, for example in an establishment where prices are displayed and customers make their meal choices e.g. menus, shelf-edge labels.

You will need to display calorie labels which show the number of calories in a portion of food, as well […]

World Vegan Day

By |2018-11-01T11:04:12+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

World Vegan Day

1st November 2018

The trend  for adopting a plant-based diet continues to grow. With 42% of all vegans being between the ages of 15 and 34, this is a growing market to be catered for.

Thursday 1st November 2018 sees World Vegan Day being celebrated. The day highlights how easy it can be to go vegan and is also aimed at education, by informing people of the benefits to the planet and their health a vegan lifestyle brings.

People are encouraged to share vegan recipes, or even how to adapt a meat or vegetarian dish to be vegan.

Our growing list of vegan products are proving […]

Spooky fun on the farm

By |2018-11-02T08:15:44+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Spooky fun at Walby Farm Park

Walby Farm Park is once again helping children and their families celebrate Halloween this week with hundreds flocking to their pumpkin patch.

The children’s attraction is at Crosby-on-Eden, just outside Carlisle, and is run by Neil Milbourn and his family. Every year they hold celebrations for Halloween during the October half-term holidays.

The children visit the pumpkin patch to pick their own pumpkin. They can then visit the tented area where staff are on hand to help them carve spooky faces into their pumpkins.

Throughout the day, there are themed shows and dramas taking place and many of their staff are dressed in scary outfits!


National Curry Week 2018

By |2018-10-23T10:04:43+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

National Curry Week 2018

22 – 28 October

Celebrate a week full of flavour during this year’s National Curry Week.

The nation’s love of curry continues to grow, so why not take the opportunity to try a different recipe on your menu every day?

We have ready-made curries to help you save time in the kitchen …

‘Free from’ curries

Our range of curries also includes a fantastic choice of vegan and gluten free options:

Order now!

Don’t forget the extras!

308789C – Golden Palace […]

Family Business Conference 2018

By |2018-11-01T15:40:50+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Family Business Conference 2018

The Family Business Conference was held at The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal on Thursday 11th October. The conference brought together family businesses looking to learn from and network with other successful family businesses.

Due to our successful win at the Cumbria Family Business Awards in March, we were invited to take part in the event. David Jenkins, our sales director, went along to represent our business.

Local MP, John Stevenson, gave the opening address talking about the effect Brexit will have on the economy and stating that family businesses are vital to our local development. He said: “You raise aspirations, encourage independence and contribute to […]

International Gin & Tonic Day

By |2018-10-09T13:57:23+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Helping you celebrate International Gin & Tonic Day

19th October 2018

International Gin & Tonic Day is being held on Friday 19th October this year, and we’re sure that there will be a lot of people celebrating!

Did you know that 77% of people consider gin their primary choice of alcoholic beverage?

The trend for drinking gin appears to be gaining momentum all the time, with flavoured gins becoming ever more popular.

Whitley Neill is an award-winning distiller and family with a fascination for crafting spirits since 1762. Their eye-catching bottles certainly stand out on any drinks shelf and their variety of gins is growing all the time.

Get Halloween ready …

By |2018-10-09T14:44:46+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Get Halloween ready …

We have everything you need for a spooktacular Halloween!

As the days get colder and the nights get longer, we have a fantastic range of winter-warming soups, delicious mains, tasty cakes and, of course, Halloween themed products to help you celebrate all things spooky this Halloween.

Scroll down for the tastiest pumpkin pie recipe …

Redemption Foods Pea & Ham Soup

Product code: 204773C

2 x 2kg

Offer price: £8.20

Try this sticky, spicy ginger cake as a party treat …

Sidoli Ginger Loaf Cake

Celebrating success at the Carlisle Living Awards

By |2018-10-04T14:59:58+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Celebrating the best of Carlisle

The fifth Carlisle Living Awards were held at The Garden at Eden, just outside Carlisle, on Friday 21st September. Once again, we were sponsoring the Food & Drinks category.

Celebrating the successes and achievements of businesses, enterprises and individuals, the Carlisle Living Awards is a much anticipated event in the city’s calendar.

The winners!

Our sales director, David Jenkins, was on stage to present the winners for the Food & Drinks category.

This year’s winners were:

Best Country Pub – Duke of Cumberland – judges said they could have stayed all night!

Best City Bar – Spider and […]

Carlisle Ambassadors presentation

By |2018-09-24T11:40:30+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Carlisle Ambassadors – Retail, Leisure & Sport

On Thursday 6th September, Carlisle Ambassadors held their Autumn meeting at The Shepherds, Carlisle. The theme for this meeting was ‘Retail, Leisure and Sport’ highlighting the excellent work, projects and investment taking place in the city.

Our managing director, Graham Jenkins, gave a short speech which gave attendees an overview to our new foodstore opening next year. Graham also spoke about how Pioneer people make the business the great success it is and how our passion for supporting local producers and suppliers will grow with the opening of our new retail venture.

Our new foodstore is due to open in the early part of next […]