The organic growth of Oakland International’s retailer scheme supporting Cleone Foods’ Island Delight patties has seen weekly product volumes grow by 190% since the original contract began.

Oakland International Operations Director, Paul Ziolek, stated: “Cleone Foods Island Delight patties are a real organic growth success story, with Oakland now storing, picking and distributing all patties to UK Retailers allowing Cleone Foods to focus on core business and drive sales.”

Every week over 100,000 Island Delight patties are made, all destined for retailers across the UK. Storing, picking and distributing via Oakland International’s chilled consolidation pallets, for direct delivery in to retailer depots, the company actively supports Cleone Foods by helping save on storage and distribution costs, where previously Cleone had held ownership from initial production through to end despatch.

Cleone Foods Managing Director, Wade Lyn, commented: “Oakland International have been an ideal local partner for us at Cleone Foods. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our business together thus far with the smooth operation they provide in what is the highly time critical operation within the FMCG market place. We look forward to growing further with Oakland International overseas in the future.”

Oakland International’s comprehensive consolidator and distribution experience in the UK and Ireland also extends across to Europe with producers and suppliers in countries such as France, Germany and Italy capitalising on the firm’s extensive supply chain services.

Oakland International’s focus remains on helping small and medium sized UK and Irish producers access retailers, wholesalers, discounters and convenience outlets across both markets, with growing demand from European food suppliers thanks to their competitive chilled fixed case distribution rate offer, unrivalled lead times and significant cost advantages making Oakland International a prime food distribution partner for those looking to deal direct with Irish and UK retailers.

Added Paul: “It’s a delight to be working with Cleone Foods and to see them develop their business model. Distributing as we do to all UK and Irish retailers, we are excited to support Cleone’s fresh business vision and growth within this extensive retail arena.”

Island Delight patties are produced in 9 different varieties and account for 55% of the pattie market, and are available from all leading UK high-street supermarkets and convenience stores.

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