Dorset wholesaler’s new food store is open and features an eco-food refill station

Leading Dorset wholesaler, Hunts Foodservice, has opened its first food outlet store to supply affordable quality wholesale products to the trade and public.

The new outlet will stock a unique range of products including restaurant quality wholesale ingredients as well as everyday groceries and fresh meat. It will also offer an eco-friendly way to shop with a packaging-free refill station for everyday essentials such as rice and pasta along with fresh milk.

This is the first outlet of its kind for Hunt’s, which has been serving the South West catering industry for over 80 years. Its aim is to supply wholesale products in a friendly retail environment and unlike more traditional cash and carry’s customers don’t need an account to purchase products.

Richard Hunt, Managing Director of Hunt’s Foodservice, said: “This is an extremely significant moment in the history of Hunt’s Foodservice. We’ve made great strides as a business in recent years and this move reflects that continued growth. We want to offer consumers quality produce at wholesale prices and I truly believe we’ve achieved that.”

Hunt’s Foodservice was a founding member of the Caterforce group, the UK’s leading independent foodservice wholesalers, which has a combined turnover of £537m and as a group employs over 2,700 people throughout the UK and Ireland.

Richard continued: “The family business had a shop back in the 1930s and it was a key part of the community. I wanted to be able to offer a unique shopping experience again to the people of Sherborne and I think the new Hunt’s Food Outlet does just that. If its family value packs of meat, burger boxes, vegan mayo or zero packaging you’re after, the Hunt’s Food Outlet has it all.”

Hunt’s Food Outlet will be open seven days a week and is located in Sherborne. Visit for more information.

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