The new hub centralises the company’s Ingredients and Fine Foods operations, making it quicker and easier for the producer to supply its sites in Bishop Sutton, Bristol and Bridgewater.
Joint managing director Jon Evans said the company was now looking warehouse operatives and multidrop delivery drivers – important roles to fill as Arthur David headed into its busiest time of year.
He added: “This new Ingredients Hub is a real boost for the Ingredients and Fine Foods side of the business. We’re now in a better position to hold more stock, increase our product range offering and give our customers an even better service.”
Across the UK
Family-owned Arthur David supplies restaurants and cafés across the UK with a wide range of fresh and frozen produce, as well as a range of ingredients and fine foods.
Operating from its headquarters in the Mendip Hills between Bristol and Bath, the company currently employs more than 420 staff.
This month also saw flavours and fragrances firm Givaudan invest £2.2m in a new 2,600m2 commercial and development centre in Jakarta, Indonesia.
All in one location
The producer, which also operates sites in the UK, said the facility would offer a full range of flavour and fragrance creation and development – including sweet goods, savoury snacks and beverages – all in one location.
Givaudan’s chief executive officer Gilles Andrier said: “Our new state-of-the-art centre in Jakarta is another example of our 2020 strategy to invest in high-growth markets. It will enable us to build closer partnerships with our customers, deliver stronger collaboration on flavour, taste and fragrance concept development and a faster response to the needs of customers.”
Meanwhile, Moy Park has unveiled its new Food Lounge at Grantham, following a £450,000 investment.