Ingredients Business Has Record Year



Ingredients business has record year
5th March 2018

By Karen Pickwick
Managing director Steve Loake (left) with directors Cath Hough and Brigg Simpson 
Direct Food Ingredients, the UK’s largest privately-owned ingredient distributor, has broken all company forecasts by achieving sales of £21.2m in the year to December 2017. 
This represents a year-on-year increase of 22% on last year’s sales of £17.6m, which until now was the Macclesfield-based firm’s most successful trading year in its 23 years of operation. 
The ingredients specialist, which offers a broad range of ingredients for both wet and dry petfoods, has continued to benefit from a number of key developments, including the further expansion of its US operation in California and the roll-out of its own label brand Blue Diamond.
Steve Loake, managing director at Direct Food Ingredients, said: “We are immensely proud to report another incredible year. Our expansion has continued both here in the UK and in the States, with our focus on customer service remaining central to everything we do. Our approach, as ever, is based on offering the best possible service throughout the customer journey, and as a result we continue to grow both existing business accounts and win new ones.   
“Exciting plans are afoot for 2018 and beyond, and we feel confident that these will bring continued business expansion in the short term and for years to come.”