Posted: 14/08/2019

Eat 17 supplying other indies with branded fresh product range

Pioneering independent chain Eat 17 has started supplying fellow delis and other speciality food retailers with its fresh own-label range.

Yardarm, a speciality food retailer in Leyton, east London, and Thornton’s Budgens in Belsize Park, north-west London, are among those that it has begun supplying.

Eat 17 makes and supplies a list of 70 products including pork, Marmite & mature cheddar sausage rolls, Thai vegan mushroom cashew curry, and a summer squash & pea risotto.

The four-site retailer produces all of these lines in a central kitchen in Hackney and reviews its list seasonally.

Chris O’Connor, Eat 17 co-founder, told FFD the products were supplied under the Eat 17 brand but could be co-branded as ‘Eat 17 for…’.

“The kitchen is very well managed and run and they’re capable of taking on more,” said O’Connor. 

“We have capacity to work with more local indies and delis, too. We make fresh salads and sandwiches every day and a range of ready meals.”

Andrew Thornton, owner of Thornton’s Budgens, said he chose Eat 17 because he wanted someone who specialised in sandwiches, salads and prepared meals.

“We felt they could add some value and we are just finalising the details of what we’re going to do.”

This story appeared in the August issue of Fine Food Digest. You can read more on the digital edition here.

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