• We are a family owned independent business established for over 40 years
  • We operate from modern purpose built warehouse & distribution facilities at the heart of the motorway network
  • We have more than 3000 product lines including chilled, butchery, ambient grocery, drinks, frozen & non-food
  • We have a fleet of modern & purpose designed multi-temperature vehicles
  • We deliver throughout the North West and West Yorkshire
  • We operate on the principle of one delivery — one invoice
  • We deliver more than 3000 products and a diverse range of cuisines to our customers, supporting the catering operations of many businesses and organisations including: hospitals, schools & colleges, hotels & restaurants, independent pubs & brewery chains, fast food outlets & cafés, sandwich shops & deli bars
  • Our customers receive a service they can truly depend upon, offering the best possible in choice, service and support
  • Winner of Red Rose Lancashire Family Business of the Year 2019
  • Kennedy’s Artisan Butchers is our own in-house national award-winning butchery

Frequently asked questions

Ewood Foods is very much a family owned, independent business with father, mother, two sons and two granddaughters all involved. Originally founded by Geoff Sutcliffe over 40 years ago, his eldest son Stephen now looks after the day to day running of the business, overlooking the supply of an 800 (and growing) loyal customer base in the independent food trade. The business in the last five years has changed dramatically, grown rapidly and continues to do so – expanding both our premises and our product range. We are now the preferred supplier into most types of food outlets including hospitals, of which we are proud to be an official NHS framework supplier, as well as schools, universities, nursing homes, care homes, pubs, hotels, sandwich shops, bakeries, cafés, restaurants, golf clubs and outside caterers to name a few.

In this time we have built an excellent and enviable reputation for customer care, providing a second to none delivery service at very competitive prices, which in turn has seen the business grow from strength to strength from very humble beginnings to now one of the North West’s leading independent food service wholesalers.

We offer a comprehensive range of products purchased from the leading manufacturers in the industry, which consists of frozen, chilled, ambient grocery, drinks, non foods, cleaning, disposables and paper as well as many specialist local lines. The range continues to develop and expand, reflecting the latest eating trends and tastes.

Operating from a modern purpose built warehouse at the heart of the motorway network, a fleet of multi temperature vehicles from 3.5T to 12.5T serve our customers on a weekly basis covering the North West, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Fylde Coast.

Using the best in modern technology, backed up by a dedicated and focused team of staff who understand your business, we work with our customers to provide and exceed their needs, offering a next day service you can depend on and all delivered on one invoice for ease of administration.

Being a member of the Sterling Super Group enhances our buying power as an independent. In turn this enables us to be very competitive with the nationals on price, but still maintaining the easy and friendly contact of a local family run business. It is this contact that is imperative to Ewood Foods and is our greatest strength. Our commitment to our customers will be, as always, to give you a true and value for money service that you can depend on.

A fleet of multi temperature vehicles supply the North West, Lancashire, Preston, Wigan & West Lancashire, Greater Manchester & South Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington & St Helens, Chester & surrounding area, Blackpool, Lancaster & the Fylde coast and West Yorkshire including Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Skipton, Todmorden & Huddersfield.

Yes. Providing your orders are reaching a minimum delivery spend of £50 as an average.

Yes, our vans are multi temperature with chilled, butchery, grocery, frozen and non food delivered from the same vehicle. We also understand that things don’t always go to plan and will always endeavour to help in emergency.

We deliver up to five days per week, Monday to Friday. Usually, depending on your distance from our depot, you should be offered a minimum of a couple of delivery days per week, in most areas there are three delivery days or more per week. We also understand that things don’t always go to plan and will always endeavour to help in emergency.

Yes, we can offer a collection service. You can either phone your order through and we can have it ready for you on arrival, or browse through our product list and place your order in person with our telesales team.

NB: Collections are not available unless the order has been phoned through previously. Please allow one hour for the order to be picked although we will always endeavour to help in emergency.

We sell many of the industries leading brands from the major manufacturers dedicated to food service, as well as supplying products from manufacturers local to ourselves in and around Lancashire and the surrounding area.

We run regular bi-weekly or monthly deep cut promotions with heavily discounted deals. We strive to be your preferred supplier so we are always more than happy to also work with customers on an individual basis and promote products unique to their business to help drive sales forward that are beneficial to all parties.

Sterling Supergroup is a buying consortium that consists of a number of family owned wholesalers located nationwide, just like Ewood Foods, which combine their buying power to secure the best prices for their customers. The group has a combined turnover of more than £400 million, giving the group great buying power and a number of own label commodity products that are high quality and priced competitively. Being in the group allows us to buy competitively and in turn sell to our customers competitively, as well as providing invaluable help and insight into the industry when needed.

We operate a full HACCP system which is continually developed to reflect best working practice. We have gained accreditation to STS standard which is subject to external audits by a UKAS accredited body and is also recognised by the NHS as their form of due diligence.

We have a team of highly trained staff dedicated to achieving the highest quality of service throughout the business, motivated to deliver customer focus by listening to our customers’ needs and responding to those needs.

We operate one of the industry’s leading bespoke IT systems that has been specifically developed for food distribution only, seamlessly integrating our sales, accounts and purchasing.

To assist when placing your orders, our telesales can access on screen your full order history and customer notes, prices, product information & details, stock levels, special offers, etc. Every aspect of a customer’s order can be tracked from the point of taking the order, through to picking, loading and finally delivery.

We operate from a modern purpose built warehouse at the heart of the motorway network which has seen significant investment so as in keeping with our own continuous expansion and growth and to maintain efficiency in what we do.

We also operate a fleet of up to date multi temperature vehicles ranging from 3.5 tonne to 12.5 tonne with the latest refrigeration systems.

Ewood Foods has invested significantly to ensure wherever possible that our refrigeration systems in both our plant and vehicles are reliable and efficient, using state of the art technology and thus saving energy and benefiting the environment.

We have our own environmental action plan and are proud that some 65% of our chilled turnover is sourced locally, including many specialist lines to help support local business and reduce our carbon footprint. This is something we support whole heartedly.