The Blueberry Group supplies ambient speciality foods to all sectors of the UK retail marketplace. Trading as Fosters Traditional Foods and The Foodfinders, the business successfully services the independent retailer and the multiple retail sector without compromise. A successful export business unit also forms part of the group in order to take our product offer to over 29 countries worldwide. Having seen significant growth since a sales restructure in 2008, our export division is known to it's customers as Chambers, specialist suppliers of British Confectionery and Fine Foods.
The group owns a number of niche food brands, which it supplies to premium retail stores across the world. These marques include our heritage brands of which we are very proud : Langdale was established in 1745 and is the oldest flavours and essences brand in the UK...if not the world! whilst John Lusty was established over a century later in 1848 and now consists of a range of speciality soups, stocks and consommes as well as other carefully selected delicacies.
More recent additions to the brand portfolio, but no less important, are our grocery brands - Danfood, Spinnaker and Boulevard - as well as speciality brands which form a core part of the range and which we offer exclusively to the independent retailer, namely Fosters, Home Recipe, The Fudge Tree and The Treat Company. Operating from a 100,000sq ft facility in Market Harborough, the Blueberry Group has 110 employees and despatches a staggering 25,000 consignments each year. We pride ourselves on service and consistently achieve an industry leading standards of fulfilment despite operating such a complex distribution operation to over 3,500 customers each year.
Fosters Traditional Foods
The UK's leading supplier of ambient foods and food gifts to the specialist independent retail sector. We are the number one food supplier to garden centres, farm shops and premium independent stores with a range of over 3000 product lines. Our lead product categories are confectionery, bakery, preserves and condiments, ingredients and baking and food gifts. We also offer a comprehensive seasonal range of over 700 skus – many of which are exclusive to Fosters and to the independent sector.
Suppliers of speciality food and food gift solutions to multiple retail and business to business customers with three distinct target markets and a dedicated sales resource for each.
With long term trading relationships with some of the country's leading department stores and hamper businesses, The Foodfinders business provides sales representation and a route to market for premium food brands from the UK and around the world.
The Foodfinders division also supplies the major supermarkets, buying groups and other multiple retailers. We have a portfolio of our own brands including Danfood and Boulevard but also provide a complete sales and marketing service for a number of exclusive partnership brands who wish to supply the major UK retailers.
The final arm of our Foodfinders division is the supply of personalised food gift items to leisure destinations as well as to promotional and corporate customers. Serviced by a dedicated telesales operation, we are able to incorporate your own company logo or personalised artwork onto a range of food gifts which are suitable for resale or to be given as complimentary gifts.
Chambers British Confectionery and Fine Foods
The export division of The Blueberry Group supplies premium quality traditional confectionery and fine foods to over 29 countries around the world. Chambers focus on the sales of our own company brands and exclusive partnership brands and offers a wide range of confectionery, bakery, preserves, condiments, gifts and seasonal lines.
The Treat Company
A merchandised pick n mix service for the independent retail customer. We can supply stands and equipment at very low costs to get the new retail store started with their own pick and mix offer. We then source quality confectionery (British and NAFNAC wherever possible) so that our customers can bespoke their selection from a wide range of retro and modern favourites including jellies, hard boiled sweets, toffees and mints.