RH Amar Signs Foodservice Distribution Deal with ‘Trailblazer’ Macphie

Fine food distributor RH Amar has added ingredients specialist Macphie to its foodservice portfolio.

The UK-wide agreement will cover Macphie’s comprehensive range of ingredients and meal solutions including bread mixes, desserts, glazes, sauces and dairy cream alternatives.

“Foodservice has always been at the core of RH Amar’s offer, so this is a great opportunity for our family-owned businesses to come together and create new opportunities for foodservice wholesalers and operators throughout the UK,” explains RH Amar MD Rob Amar.

“Since 1928, Macphie has been blazing a trail by making quality added-value ingredients for food manufacturers, bakers and chefs throughout the UK and around the world, whilst we have played our own significant role in growing the UK foodservice category for more than 70 years.”

Macphie is one of the few UK food and drink companies to have B Corporation accreditation, in recognition of its commitment to securing social, environmental and financial objectives. Its membership was re-accredited in 2017 with an improved score.

It was the first food manufacturer to produce ingredients using biomass wood chips as an energy source, whilst its manufacturing site on the Glenbervie Estate in north-east Scotland is powered by two wind turbines, with half of the energy used across its manufacturing sites comes from renewable sources.

“As foodservice operators seek to work with suppliers who offer the finest ingredients and more besides, Macphie is well placed to offer added value to caterers in more than one way,” adds Amar.

Macphie Chief Executive Andy Stapley adds: “We are delighted to be working with RH Amar, which has an unsurpassed reputation for delivering fine food ingredients to customers throughout the UK. We look forward to a long and productive partnership.”