Honey supplier Rowse based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, reckons it is the UK’s largest supplier of honey, lemon curd and maple syrup.
It requires a tailored delivery service for its broad spectrum of customers, from leading supermarkets to caterers, manufacturers, cash and carry and health food stores.
For more than 30 years Rowse Honey has worked with H&H Distribution, part of the Fortec Distribution Network since early 2013.
H&H collects the food products, which can be sourced from anywhere in the world. The product is stored in large containers in its warehouse.
As Rowse takes its daily orders the company can call on H&H to deliver any given quantity of food items plus a specified quantity of containers. Once the product is picked by Rowse, H&H will collect and deliver to the customer.
Neil Hollis, son of H&H founder Gerald, says he had concerns over whether Fortec licensees would understand the importance of meeting his timed delivery slots, but that since joining the firm had been able to take on more contracts.
“Of course by the nature of the business we are in, there are always going to be problems that arise every now and again, but by H&H joining Fortec there has not been an adverse effect on our business and in fact it has really helped us with our smaller orders,” says June Pryce, sales administration manager of Rowse.