Posted: 02/04/2014

Cotswold Fayre becomes Whittard of Chelsea’s main distributor

Whittard's of Chelsea rangeCotswold Fayre has signed a deal to become the main UK distributor for hot drink manufacturer Whittard of Chelsea.

The Berkshire-based company will offer a range of Whittard’s coffees, teas, drinking chocolate and gifting lines to delis, farm shops, garden centres and department stores.

Whittard, founded as a retailer in 1886, will continue to supply products to its own 57-strong chain of stores and trade accounts with certain hotels, restaurants and catering events.

Whittard UK wholesale business manager Angela Hibbard said the company has chosen to outsource distribution following considerable wholesale growth.

She added: “Cotswold Fayre has an excellent reputation within the speciality food industry and this, combined with the company’s strong contacts and track record, made them the perfect choice for us.”

Cotswold Fayre MD Paul Hargreaves said: “We are confident that we can continue the sales growth of Whittard of Chelsea’s products in this specialist retail arena and look forward to introducing the range to our customers.”

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