We’re about to face this pandemic’s second Valentine’s Day, and you’d be forgiven if you’re not feeling particularly romantic at this stage in proceedings. Somewhere out there, though, one of your customers is picking a card, dusting off a tux, putting in an order for 12 long stemmed red roses, and hoping to nip to the shops to grab their romantic three course dinner for two. So even if you’re not feeling it this year, it’s time to stock the freezers full of delicious Valentine’s treats… for them.
After all the fun and festivities of December, the new year is often the time that people look to get fit and healthy. We set goals for ourselves, whether it’s giving up alcohol for Dry January, a new year’s resolution to exercise more or a healthy eating kick. One of the biggest January trends of the past few years is Veganuary; since it kicked off in 2014, participation has increased by more than 50% year on year. So what is this big phenomenon, how do people engage with it and how can you support your customers who are getting in on the Veganuary action?
Frozen food forms a cornerstone of the modern kitchen; from Monday night’s meat feast pizza to Friday’s fish and chip supper, studies show we dip into our freezers several times a week. That’s big news for grocers, supermarkets and frozen wholesalers, and it doesn’t end there: the European frozen food market is forecast to grow by $36bn by 2026. Fancy a slice of this (delicious from frozen) pie? You’ll need an excellent frozen food supplier then, and at Eden Farm, we’re here to help. Here are the top three things to think about when you’re considering us as your frozen distributor.
I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ice cream. It’s a year-round staple, from impulse buys in the summer to tubs to scoop with pudding as the weather turns, so when you’re looking for an ice cream supplier, a lot of factors come into play. You want industry expertise, plus a wide range of products to choose from. Oh, and a fast turnaround from ordering to filling up the freezer. At Eden Farm Hulleys, we offer all that, plus a personal touch.
Think back; how did you first hear about Eden Farm? We’re guessing it was something to do with freezers… We’re best known as a big name in frozen food, after all. But did you know we started out as a regional supplier of fresh groceries? Chilled goods are in our DNA, and we’ve recently made filling your fridges even easier by offering the opportunity to combine your frozen and chilled deliveries. What’s more, deciding to combine has a huge impact beyond streamlining your business: it saves you time, shrinks your carbon footprint… and there might even be some freebies in the mix, too.
Pantomime season is upon us. Oh yes it is! We love a good Christmas panto here at Eden Farm: the dame, the double entendres, and a whole lot of family fun. Plus, panto gives us an opportunity to shine... because the go-to snack of the celebrations is always an ice cream.
Preempt your customers’ New Year’s Resolutions with Eden Farm Hulley’s
The start of the new year often sees customers aiming to get fitter and healthier. Crash diets are becoming a thing of the past, however; as research confirms they don’t work effectively for most people, instead, more and more folks are aiming to make significant changes to their lifestyles in order to lose weight. You can help them with their goals by stocking up on great products that’ll make low calorie mealtimes delicious and snacking more sustainable. Here are our top tips on what to buy in this January.