SOP was established in 1971 as a packer and processor of edible oils based in Runcorn, Cheshire. It moved its head office to Hertford in 2003 from where it started to import and distribute a wide range of authentic Oriental and Asian Foods.
Their specialist knowledge enables SOP to source the highest quality products from approved suppliers throughout the Far East and our experienced and energetic team is committed to providing a level of service that exceeds customer’s expectations.
The highly experienced importer & distributor supplies a vast range of authentic products; SOP’s extensive portfolio features over 500 different products directly sourced from countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, China, India and Malaysia. Providing consumer products and ingredients, the selection includes chutneys, sauces, spices, pastes, butter ghee, sesame oils, cooking wines & spirits, marinades, flours & starch, fruit juices, flavoured teas, soy milk, sauces, pickles, tinned fish and a variety of coconut products. Other popular items include fortune rolls, canned fruits & vegetables, noodles & vermicelli, pappadoms, prawn crackers, rice, Thai sauces and disposables & non-foods.
In addition to the diverse range of authentic Asian and oriental products available, they are also able to meet the strict requirements for food manufacturers for ingredients. SOP has their own technical department who work in-house to ensure all of our products reach the expected quality standards.
Offering a reliable delivery service is also one of SOP’s main strengths as an importer; they have a contracted haulage network set up that allows them to deliver palletised goods throughout the UK and Europe.
The business also incorporates its own flagship brands into the selection; supplying its individual variety of SOP Oils as well as other exclusive names such as Khanum, Khyber, Golden Swan and Golden Orchid. It also prides itself on having secured sole distribution of Vitasoy, Squid Brand Fish Sauce and Delicoco Coconut chunks; popular items that contribute to the ongoing success of S.O.P. and its solid reputation for providing quality, culturallydiverse products.
The S.O.P. group have an enriched knowledge in cultural food and distribution, making them refined experts in the food manufacturing and export markets. These specialties ensure that the team have the capability to source the finest quality products from approved suppliers across the Far East, supplying stock from many well respected brands (such as AROY-D, Chaokoh, Farmer Brand, Flying Goose, Kissan, Lee Kum Kee, Pun Chun, Red Drago, Roquette, Triton and Wai Wai).
Other developments include the recent introduction of the famed Delicoco Coconut chunks, which have previously won Great Taste Awards. SOP International Ltd is also proud to introduce the exciting new range of Korean sauces from Yogiyo. The three-strong range includes a cooking and dipping sauce based on Gochu Jang, a fermented chilli paste unique to South Korea and one of the cornerstone ingredients of the country’s cuisine and Galbi, a classic meat marinade, whose sweet, umami flavour is one of the best known and most loved in Korean cuisine.
Exciting consumer competitions and promotions are planned for 2016, in addition to promoting the Vitasoy range of products to mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebrations in February.
The Company hasn’t just experienced rapid progression in relation to its product offering. There have also been several structural changes to the business – as well as the warehouse expansion put into place to allow greater storage space, the S.O.P. workforce has also been expanded, with the recruitment of several new sales and administrative staff employed to handle the ever-increasing customer demand.
Understanding the needs of their customers has always been the foundation to SOP’s success. The company’s commitment to this has been the key to effective advancement in an increasingly competitive international marketplace. SOP caters to various different markets, supplying products used by the catering trade as well as manufacturers and supermarkets.”
S.O.P.’s products can be purchased online (also available on Amazon) and they can also be found in ethnic aisles in supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s and Tesco as well as through other retailers and ethnic wholesalers.
Delivering predominantly to retailers, cash & carry’s and food manufacturers and its client base includes many big names such as Wing Yip, Hoo Hing, Loon Fung and TRS.
For more information on this widespread range of products, feel free to get in touch with the S.O.P. team today using the contact details supplied below. In addition, you can access the latest updates with the consumer competitions and other happenings by following the company on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Tel: 01992 584 466