Fine Foods Banner

The Way We Work

Delivery Service

The aim of Blakemore Fine Foods' delivery service is to increase efficiencies in distribution, both financially and environmentally, by reducing fuel costs, consolidating orders and delivering to a wide range of customers, all whilst maintaining the individual personalities of producers. 

Blakemore Fine Foods provides a storage and delivery service for chilled and ambient product lines.

Our delivery service is underpinned by the professional logistics infrastructure of A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd, which has more than 90 years of experience in food warehousing and distribution. Please click here for more details on Blakemore Logistics, which supports the warehousing and delivery operation of Fine Foods. 

All of Fine Foods' multi-temperature delivery vehicles are managed using the most up to date tools in the industry. Route planning systems and driver tracking programmes ensure traceability and a reliable, efficient service.  All of our drivers are SAFED trained, and we use Blue Tree Management systems to monitor driver performance and fuel consumption. 

 

One Order, One Delivery, One Invoice

With Blakemore Fine Foods’ easy ‘one order, one invoice, one delivery’ service, producers can consolidate time spent on administrational tasks and focus on building relationships with customers, developing their brand and doing what they do best – producing the best quality products. Our all-inclusive service also means that customers no longer have to deal with administration from multiple suppliers and invoices. 

Our system works on a 'day one for day three' delivery basis. Customers place their orders with Blakemore Fine Foods, who then contact producers, and the producers either manufacture their products or take them from stock and deliver them into our warehouse. The orders are then consolidated and delivered to customers on one of our vehicles. 

Fine Foods has a dedicated team of staff who take ownership of the payment of producers’ products and liaise with the customers who are supplied by the delivery service. Producers are paid 10 days from delivering products into the Fine Foods depot to ensure that their cash flows are kept fluid. 

 

Our Process

Fine Foods takes orders from customers and delivers on behalf of producers in a simple four-stage process:

Blakemore_Fine_Foods

    

                      Stage 1: Customers place their orders with Fine Foods.

                      Stage 2: Fine Foods consolidates orders on behalf of customers.

                      Stage 3: Fine Foods consolidates orders on behalf of producers.

                      Stage 4: Fine Foods delivers consolidated orders to customers.
                                      Customers receive one delivery and one invoice, with all of their
                                      orders combined.

 

 

Customer Login

Existing Customer Login

Producer Finder

Our Producers

Fine Foods Catalogues

Fine Foods Catalogues