HEART of ENGLAND fine foods’ (HEFF’s) Supply Chain team works with buyers on a local, regional and national level helping buyers to improve product ranges whilst building new business for producer members. For local food and drink producers looking for opportunities overseas, HEFF works with partners and organisations to support international trade development.
By determining range gaps and growth areas the Supply Chain team can facilitate appointments between producers and independent or multiple retailers, foodservice operators and public sector catering groups. Services are flexible and arranged to suit the business needs. They can vary from product recommendations to a full store check and gap analysis service coupled with additional market and category reports where required. After a listing is secured through the Supply Chain Team's work, HEFF's Trading Desk can take responsibility for handling orders and invoices reducing any administrative inconveniences for both the buyer and the supplier.
All HEFF members are audited against the HEFF Hygiene and Food Safety Standard accreditation scheme so buyers can be confident that HEFF producer members are operating in line with current legislation.
For more information about HEFF's Supply Chain work contact Jon May, Supply Chain Manager.