JJ Food Service to open three new UK sites

National wholesaler JJ Food Service has invested £15m to open three new branches in Dagenham, Newcastle upon Tyne and Leicester, which are scheduled to be fully operational in the autumn.

An Arial view of the Dagenham site, square building pictured.
An Arial view of the Dagenham site, square building pictured.

The Dagenham branch, just nine miles from the city centre, is a state-of-the-art purpose built site located by the A13 near the River Thames. At 26,300sqft and 12m high it’s the tallest of the wholesaler’s eleven branches and is the third to be fitted with solar panels.

The Newcastle site is 37,000sqft and just one mile from the city centre while Leicester is 32,000sqft and three miles west of the city centre. Both branches have been renovated with new fencing, cladding and roofs featuring skylights, and showrooms fitted with touch screens for online ordering.

Chief Executive Officer at JJ, Mustafa Kiamil, said, “Moving near the hearts of these cities will bring our business closer to customers, helping them to make great savings when they click and collect.”

The branches will be open every day for collection, including weekends and Bank Holidays. Next day deliveries will be available for all orders placed before 9pm.

JJ Food Service is currently on the lookout for new staff across all three sites. Interested applicants can contact: humanresources@jjfoodservice.com or call 01992 701707

About JJ Food Service

JJ Food Service is a family-owned foodservice specialist with a turnover of £182m a year, delivering from eight branches across the UK to fish & chip restaurants, hotels, Quick Service Restaurants, schools, local authorities and more. 63% of JJ’s sales come from orders placed online and 35% of sales come from own-label products. Next-day delivery is available for orders placed up until 9pm and same-day collection is available for all customers, seven days a week. Last year, JJ announced a sourcing and supply-chain agreement whereby Unique Seafood’s foodservice distribution London depot and Southwest depot would be merged into the JJ distribution network, enabling a consistent, reliable supply of high-quality, competitively priced fish.