DBC Foodservice has won a contract worth about Â£2.5m a year to supply frozen, chilled, fresh meat and produce, milk and cream products to the Notcutts Garden Centre group.
Delivering to 18 Notcutts sites across the country, DBC will provide more than 700 product lines, ranging from café goods to full serviced restaurant menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and will enable Notcutts to consolidate deliveries to one a day.
Chris Horne, managing director of DBC Foodservice, said: “Notcutts wanted to consolidate its food offering, deal with just one trusted supplier and reduce deliveries to streamline business. This is exactly what DBC has been able to offer, so we are extremely pleased to enter into this sole supplier contract, providing over 700 product lines, which will offer Notcutts significant savings and efficiencies.”
Mike Glancy, director of restaurants at Notcutts, commented: “Notcutts wanted to appoint a catering supply company that would offer two distinct advantages: one that would not just provide us with specific listed product lines, such as cakes and fresh produce, but could also introduce new culinary initiatives to make our offering even more tempting to our customers, while also providing an effective sole contract that would generate efficiencies. We are very pleased to have found all of this with DBC.”
The deal was won through Equinoxe Solutions, which provides clients in the catering industry with a comprehensive purchasing service.