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About Cress

No1 distributor17 20

Once again, we are absolutely delighted to have been votedTop Distributor 2020by the members of the Guild of Fine Food for the4th consecutive year. This is a UK wide survey of deli’s & farmshops and distributors are scored on service, range, pricing etc.

We pride ourselves on looking after our customers and delivering excellent customer service. Everyone at Cress works hard to ensure this from processing and picking orders to delivery and invoicing. Many thanks to all our customers who voted for us.

Based in Dunfermline, Fife we distribute ambient and chilled speciality, artisan foods across the UK using our own fleet of dual temperature (ambient/chilled) vehicles. We are proud to supply a range of independent retail customers including delis, cafés, farm shops, garden centres, butchers, fishmongers, bars and hotels.

The company started in 2004 with a small lock up and a second-hand van working with five or six Scottish fine food manufacturers who were looking for better distribution throughout Scotland. As the business, grew we opened additional depots in Wetherby, Leighton Buzzard and Telford and now offer national distribution.

The Cress Co. now operates from a 25000 sqft unit in Dunfermline and works with hundreds of fine food manufacturers distributing thousands of different products. We are members of the Guild of Fine Foods and Farma and are keen to support both independent manufacturers and retailers. We pride ourselves on looking after our customers and ensuring we listen and adapt to their needs because without them we wouldn't be here.

Cress Co delivers across the UK in a fleet of our own dual temperature vans. As a distributor we strive to provide brands that are:

• high quality / artisan


• not in the multiples

• ambient or chilled (with at least 28-day shelf life on chilled goods)

We are always on the lookout for new products to add to our ranges, If the above describes your product then we would like to hear from you, please send your product details

Please be aware that we do work to set buying/selection windows and do not list product out with our main catalogues. The following catalogues are produced on an annual basis:

Spring Summer Ambient:launches in February – selection process September/October

Autumn Winter Ambient:launches in August – selection process May / June

Christmas (seasonal):launches in May – selection process February / March

Spring Summer Chilled:launches in March – selection process January

Autumn Winter Chilled:launches in October – selection process August

Unfortunately, due to the number of enquiries / submissions that we receive we are not able to respond to every email, however, a member of the buying team will be in touch should there be an opportunity. Thank you for your interest in the Cress Co.

We are not exhibiting at any industry trade shows in 2021. As soon as this changes we'll let you know.

Here at Cress we value our staff and strive to provide a positive, friendly, hardworking atmosphere.

If you feel your skills and qualities would be beneficial to ourselves please send your C.V


Member : The Guild of Fine Food

The Guild of Fine Food is a UK trade association for anyone making or selling top quality local, regional and speciality food and drink.

Member : National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association

FARMA represents farmers, growers, producers and farmers' market organisers throughout the UK. FARMA are dedicated to driving local foods.

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