Blakemore Foodservice has announced a three-year contract to supply SOHO Coffee Co.
The contract will generate £2.5 million in additional sales for Blakemore Foodservice per annum.
SOHO Coffee Co. is an independent food-led coffee chain with 41 sites, including company-owned and franchise stores.
All company-owned stores in the UK are serviced via a central production kitchen in Cheltenham, which Blakemore Foodservice will be delivering to six days a week.
SOHO Coffee Co. Head of Centralised Operations Duncan Reilly commented: “We are delighted to be embarking on this new partnership with Blakemore Foodservice.
“Blakemore are easy to deal with and nothing is too much trouble. Their service is second to none. We have benefited from a vast product range as well as their willingness to list bespoke suppliers where needed.”
Blakemore Foodservice has introduced circa 300 new product lines to service the contract.
The contract will be serviced from Blakemore Foodservice’s sites in Wednesbury, West Midlands, and Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Blakemore Foodservice Sales Director Nick Rose commented: “We are delighted to be supplying and working with SOHO Coffee Co. Both of our companies have the same overarching values guiding how we work and we see this as a perfect partnership.
“We are looking to grow into new sectors of the foodservice market, and coffee shops is one of those areas. There will also be synergies and learnings we can share with A.F. Blakemore’s Philpotts prepared-food stores, which are serviced by Blakemore Foodservice too.”