NEWS

Keep up to date with what’s happening at Forrest Fresh Foods as well as the latest news from our suppliers.

  • February 15, 2019

    125 years of Pepsi

    Can you remember a time before Pepsi? We’re guessing you can’t, no matter how far back you try and remember.  Pepsi is undoubtedly one of the most recognised global brands but did you know that it is also one of the oldest brands around. In fact, people have been drinking Pepsi for more than 125 […]

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  • Walkers new packaging

    February 7, 2019

    Walkers crisps given facelift which celebrates their Britishness

    The range of crisps available on the shop shelves seems to increase on a monthly, if not weekly or daily basis.  New flavours, limited editions, baked, popped, the choice is never ending.  One crisp brand and range that has earned a seemingly permanent space on our shelves and in our hearts is Walkers and their […]

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  • January 9, 2019

    Beverage trends for 2019

    The soft drinks industry is ever-evolving to meet the demands of consumers and 2019 looks set to be no different. With new products and variants entering the market each month, as well as developments in recipes, packaging and marketing of soft drinks to suit consumer lifestyles and government regulations, we are taking a look at […]

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  • December 24, 2018

    Cadbury at Christmas

    Leading chocolatier Cadbury is celebrating the festive period in style this year, and encouraging the whole of the UK to get involved, with their Secret Santa promotion. Cadbury Secret Santa, allows people from across Britain to surprise their friends, loved-ones or co-workers with an extra special Cadbury gift, sent anonymously through the post, in order […]

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  • December 21, 2018

    Forrest is shortlisted for International Company of the Year

    With only a few short weeks until the end of 2018 and Forrest is still gaining some unbelievable achievements. It was announced yesterday that we have been shortlisted for yet another award, International Company of the Year at 2019’s North West FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards. This announcement comes just two short weeks after the […]

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  • Dove goes cruelty free

    December 19, 2018

    Dove joins PETA’s cruelty free list

    Popular toiletry brand, Dove, has been welcomed by PETA US onto its ‘Beauty Without Bunnies’ programme, honouring its position as a brand that does not test on animals. Speaking of this achievement, Vice President at Dove Global, Sophie Galvani, has said, “For over 30 years we’ve used non-animal approaches to assess the safety of our […]

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  • 2018 at Forrest

    December 18, 2018

    2018 for the Forrest Fresh Foods team

    As we near the end of 2018, the Forrest Fresh Foods team are taking a look back at an amazing year. With the exponential growth of the Forrest brand in 2018, the New Year already looks set to bring with it some fantastic things. Take a look below as we explore the top five achievements […]

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  • Insider Awards Winner

    December 7, 2018

    Forrest wins big at the Insider International Trade Awards

    It was an evening of celebrations for the Forrest Fresh Foods team last night (6th December), as we attended the Insider North West International Trade Awards, and we didn’t leave empty handed! Held at the beautiful Lowry Hotel in Manchester, the evening saw pioneering businesses from across the North West come together to celebrate their […]

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  • Household goods and toiletries

    December 4, 2018

    Household goods and toiletries now on the Forrest site

    2018 has been a year of significant growth for the Forrest Fresh Foods brand. With the introduction of our worldwide Export service, the expansion of our product range to include toiletries, household products, groceries, pet care products, and very soon, alcoholic beverages, as well as being shortlisted for two prestigious international trade awards, we couldn’t […]

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  • Pepsi Max Christmas Advert

    November 29, 2018

    Try a new tradition this Christmas with Pepsi Max

    Pepsi MAX® will be back on TV screens this month, ahead of the festive season, helping to drive trial of its core and flavoured products. The emotive TV ad will encourage shoppers to ‘try a new tradition this Christmas’, following increased sales in December last year when the ad aired for the first time. Back […]

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  • Household products supplier

    November 27, 2018

    Four questions to ask your household products supplier

    For businesses operating within the retail industry, whether a supermarket, small shop or wholesaler, household products will account for a large chunk of your overall revenue. The manufacture and retail of household products is growing year on year, and it is expected that by 2022 the market will be worth an astounding £33 billion. These […]

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  • Insider International Trade Awards

    November 22, 2018

    Forrest shortlisted for TWO Insider International Trade Awards

    The entire Forrest Fresh Foods team will be concluding what has been an already amazing 2018, by attending the Insider North West International Trade Awards 2018, for which we are nominated for two prestigious awards. Held at the beautiful Lowry Hotel, Manchester on 6th December, the Forrest team will join leading businesses from across the […]

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  • AWRS Licence

    November 22, 2018

    Forrest Fresh Foods gains AWRS licence

    Our expansion continues! We are now the proud owners of an AWRS licence, providing Forrest Fresh Foods with the ability to supply alcoholic beverages to our customers in the near future. Once again increasing our already vast product range. What is an AWRS licence? The Alcohol Wholesaler Registrate Scheme (AWRS) was introduced by the HMRC […]

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  • Confectionery adverts

    November 20, 2018

    The UK’s favourite confectionery ads

    Over the years, the confectionery industry has developed some truly memorable advertising campaigns that are still remembered and spoken about years, even decades later. Whether it is a song in the background, well known character or something that is completely out of the ordinary, there is a reason why some adverts are remembered more than […]

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  • P&G bottle design

    November 15, 2018

    P&G introduce new packaging design for the visually impaired

    Procter & Gamble have released details of a brand new bottle design for their hair care brand Herbal Essences, which has been specifically developed to help the visually impaired identify a particular product much more easily. Announced on the 11th October (World Sight Day), this new product design forms part of P&G’s endeavours for ‘better […]

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  • Soft drinks supplier

    November 13, 2018

    Choosing your ideal wholesale soft drinks supplier

    For any retail business or wholesaler, ensuring you work with a reputable soft drinks supplier is vital as they are ultimately responsible for ensuring your shop is stocked with the latest products that your customers will look for. Choosing the wrong supplier will ultimately hinder your business, therefore we have compiled a list of the […]

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  • Procter and gamble

    November 9, 2018

    Procter and Gamble unveil ocean plastic bottles

    The issue of the rise in plastic within our oceans has been the subject of much press in recent years, with mounting pressure on many manufacturers to reduce plastic waste. Described by Lisa Svensson, Global Director for Ocean UN Environment, as a ‘planetary crisis’, it has been estimated that by 2050 there will be more […]

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  • Walkers christmas flavours

    November 6, 2018

    Walkers reveals its 2018 festive range!

    With only nine short weeks to go until Christmas, one by one the biggest brands are unveiling their special edition Christmas promotions. Alongside their 70th anniversary celebrations, Walkers are also getting in on the festive action and releasing their own range of Christmas flavoured crisps. This is the first time in over a decade that […]

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  • Mars and snickers protein bars

    November 1, 2018

    Mars and Snickers to launch new healthier protein bars

    Mars Wrigley Confectionery is the latest manufacturer to invest in the development of healthier alternatives to its extremely popular product range, with an announcement made in late September confirming that Mars and Snickers will each have a protein rich and reduced sugar alternative. Set for release in January 2019, the new Mars bar will contain […]

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  • Cadbury Remembrance Dairy Milk

    October 31, 2018

    Cadbury releases special edition Remembrance Bar

    To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, Cadbury is launching a special edition Dairy Milk Remembrance Bar in partnership with the Royal British Legion, with 30p of every bar sold donated to the Legion in order to support the Armed Forces, veterans and their families. Adorned with the traditional symbol […]

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  • Halloween confectionery

    October 30, 2018

    How does Halloween impact the confectionery industry?

    Halloween marks one of the most popular celebrations of the calendar year amongst consumers. In fact, research has found that it is now the third biggest event in terms of spending, therefore creating a significant opportunity for confectionery manufacturers. With countless homes across the UK and overseas stocking up on sweets in preparation for the […]

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  • Packaging sustainability

    October 25, 2018

    Plans to eliminate plastic waste amongst soft drink manufacturers

    A number of the world’s leading soft drink manufacturers have announced plans to eliminate plastic packaging waste from their products by 2030, in an ambitious roadmap that was delivered to the House of Commons on 6th September. Companies involved in these plans include Nestle Waters, Danone Waters, Highland Spring Group and Lucozade Ribena Suntory, all […]

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  • The history of Nestle

    October 23, 2018

    The history of Nestlé

    One of the globe’s biggest and most recognisable brands, Nestlé has enjoyed a long history in the food and drinks industry. As the manufacturer of some of the most consumed confectionery treats, cereal, coffee and much more, it is hard to imagine that the business began solely as a producer of infant food. Below we […]

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  • Household goods

    October 18, 2018

    How have household products developed over the centuries?

    Household products are a key component to the day to day running of any home, with countless brands and products available in a vast array of variants consumers are spoilt for choice. This hasn’t always been the case however, there was a time when choice was extremely limited and the effectiveness of products was dubious. […]

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  • Forrest Foods

    October 16, 2018

    Why customers choose Forrest

    The Forrest Fresh Foods brand has expanded exponentially year on year, with many longstanding customers who have benefitted from our services for many years, as well as countless new customers choosing the Forrest brand. So, what has been the key to our success? Below we take a look at why customers have chosen Forrest and […]

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  • wholesale grocery and pet care products

    September 20, 2018

    Forrest expands into the grocery and pet care market

    Following what has already been an incredible year for the Forrest Fresh Foods team, we are very excited to announce that our product range is expanding once again. This year we have broadened our service offering to include global export, widened our product range to include toiletries, household products, and now we are very proud […]

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  • Britvic international trusted partner

    September 4, 2018

    Forrest named an International Trusted Partner by Britvic

      Forrest has worked with Britvic for over five years, and having already been named as a Trusted GB Partner for our UK distribution services, it is a privilege to have been recognised by one of the industry’s leading names for our dedication to providing a high-quality export service to clients across the globe. With […]

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  • Teisseire suppliers

    September 4, 2018

    Forrest introduces Teisseire into product range

    We are pleased to announce that our soft drinks product range has grown once again, with the addition of classic French flavoured syrup brand Teisseire. Available in countless flavours and for use in soft drinks, coffees and cocktails, the Teisseire range looks set to be extremely popular with consumers worldwide. History of Teisseire The Teisseire […]

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  • Back to school snacks

    August 28, 2018

    The essential back to school snacks

    With the summer holidays nearly over, it is time for businesses to turn their attention to stocking the most sought after back-to-school products. It isn’t just uniforms and stationery that parents will seek, but the snacks and drinks that will be enjoyed by their children before, during and after their school day. Knowing what food […]

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  • Price marked products

    August 14, 2018

    The benefits of price marked products

    For many business owners, stocking price marked products is a no brainer, whereas others debate how these products will impact their margins. From our experience here at Forrest Foods, and from feedback we receive from our customers, price marked items are extraordinarily popular with consumers. Below we will take a look just some of the […]

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  • Forrest Fresh Foods success

    August 8, 2018

    The success of Forrest Fresh Foods in the south

    We are in the midst of celebrating the three year anniversary of our southern office, which has been instrumental in Forrest’s rapid expansion over the past few years. Based in Essex, our southern office was opened to increase our delivery capabilities and allow our team to build stronger relationships with our southern clients. This ultimately […]

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  • History of Colgate

    August 6, 2018

    The evolution of Colgate

    It is arguably one of the world’s most recognised toothpaste brands and for good reason. With a history that spans over two centuries, Colgate is now used by millions of customers globally, but where did it all begin? Here we take a look back at the history of Colgate. 19th century beginnings In the early […]

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  • Fruit Shoot and Netmums

    July 31, 2018

    Fruit Shoot and Netmums partner for 2018

    From March to September 2018 the family favourite Fruit Shoot brand has partnered with parenting site Netmums as one of their ‘Netmums recommended’ products. Netmums has endorsed Fruit Shoot as one of their trusted brands and will promote this endorsement over the coming months. This is a fantastic opportunity for the Fruit Shoot brand due […]

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  • 70 years of Walkers crisps

    July 27, 2018

    Celebrating 70 years of Walkers crisps

    2018 marks the 70th anniversary of Walkers Crisps, a classic British snack that has seen seven decades of traditional, exotic, experimental and consumer chosen flavour combinations that, alongside some fantastic marketing efforts, have made the Walkers brand a market leader. The history of Walkers Walkers Crisps date all the way back to post-war Britain, when […]

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  • History of Unilever

    July 26, 2018

    The history of Unilever

    As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of nutrition, home hygiene and personal care products, Unilever has a rich history dating back over a century. These days, Unilever brands are found in an astounding nine out of ten UK homes, and with annual sales in the UK alone reaching 2 billion euros it is not […]

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  • coolers at checkouts

    July 25, 2018

    The impact of coolers at checkouts on soft drink sales

    Soft drink coolers are features in countless shops across the globe, due to the high returns that they can bring for business owners. The soft drinks displayed in these coolers are often impulse buys (18% to be precise), made at the checkout prior to the leaving a shop, presenting a great opportunity for supermarkets and […]

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  • History of sweets

    July 24, 2018

    A sweet history

    The sweets industry has developed significantly throughout the years, and now the range of sweet treats available to consumers is endless. From marshmallows, to lollipops, chewy sweets to hard boiled, sweet brands are continually adding to their product selection. With sweets one of our most popular products, our team were curious to understand its history. […]

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  • Job vacancies FMCG

    July 13, 2018

    The latest roles with Forrest Fresh Foods

    Our rapid expansion over the past few years is continuing, and with the addition of our Export services and the fact that we now also supply household goods and toiletries, we have a number of opportunities available to those with prior experience in the FMCG sector. We are currently on the lookout for experienced Purchasers, […]

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  • Mark-wedding

    July 5, 2018

    Our Director, Mark gets hitched in true Forrest Foods style

    We would like to send massive congratulations to our Director, Mark who married his beautiful bridge Maggie on Saturday 30th June. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect on the day as you can see from some of the stunning photos captured below: The ceremony was held in Mark’s hometown of Todmorden at The Fielden […]

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  • CO2 shortage

    July 3, 2018

    Don’t lose your fizz during the CO2 shortage

    Britain is faced with a CO2 shortage which in turn is having a knock-on effect to the availability of fizzy soft drinks. Why is there a shortage of carbon dioxide? The shortage of CO2 has been caused by an unusually high number of closures of the factories which produce the gas as a by-product of […]

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  • J20 summer campaign

    June 21, 2018

    J20 unveil summer 2018 campaign

    With the cold winter months a distant memory, brands across the globe have begun to reveal their summer 2018 advertising campaigns, and we have to say that brands have outdone themselves this year. One of the Forrest team’s favourite is J20’s ‘grab life by the passion fruits’ campaign featuring Mojo, the Peruvian cockney alpaca. The […]

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  • Classic tv adverts

    June 19, 2018

    Do you remember these classic household product television adverts?

    Many of the house product brands that we stock have been on the market for a number of years, which means that there is a wealth of classic adverts to enjoy, that we’re certain will make you feel nostalgic. Take a look through a couple of the Forrest team’s favourite classic television adverts for popular […]

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  • Toiletries export

    June 6, 2018

    Forrest expands into worldwide toiletry and household goods Export

    It has been an amazing few years here at Forrest Fresh Foods as we have expanded rapidly, ensuring our delicious soft drinks and confectionery products reach customers far and wide. Our expansion has continued, as we increase our product range to include household goods and toiletries. The household goods and toiletries industries are an ever-growing […]

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  • Confectionery export

    April 19, 2018

    Favourite confectionery products worldwide

    Across the world the confectionery industry is thriving, and it’s not hard to see why with so many delicious varieties available in every corner of the globe. Through our worldwide Export service, we supply international businesses no matter where they are with a variety of leading confectionery brands. Each of us has a favourite chocolate […]

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  • Soft drinks sustainable packaging

    April 11, 2018

    How soft drink brands are tackling packaging sustainability

    Sustainable packaging has been a significant focus for brands across the globe as the necessity for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint continually increases. It is estimated that at least 8 million tons of plastic goes into the ocean each year, and there is now more microplastic in oceans than the number of starts in […]

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  • Purdey's

    April 6, 2018

    Purdey’s responds to the Sugar Tax Levy

    The Sugar Tax Levy has now been officially introduced into the UK’s soft drinks industry in a move that will impact brands worldwide. But fear not, many manufacturers have been preparing for the levy for a number of years and have taken steps to ensure that their products are exempt from the levy. Many brands […]

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  • Wholesale energy drinks

    April 3, 2018

    Ban on high-energy soft drinks announced

    It was announced at the beginning of January that a number of supermarkets will be banning the sale of high-energy drinks to the under 16s, including Asda, Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. The ban comes as a result of concerns over the impact that high-energy soft drinks can have on a child’s health and behaviour. Due […]

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  • Sugar tax levy facts

    March 28, 2018

    The sugar tax levy: the facts your business should know

    From Friday 6th April 2018, the soft drinks industry within the UK will be hit with a sugar tax levy. Last year we explored how brands were preparing for this levy, but with the implementation date fast approaching we want to take a further look at what the levy will mean for the soft drinks […]

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  • wholesale easter eggs

    March 26, 2018

    The nation’s favourite Easter chocolate

    The countdown to the Easter celebrations is well and truly underway, and many businesses across the UK are in the process of assessing their Easter chocolate requirements. Understanding what consumers will be looking to purchase for Easter this year can be tricky, whilst there are some obvious choices at hand, confectionery manufacturers across the globe […]

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  • GDPR Compliant Supplier

    March 22, 2018

    Forrest Fresh Foods are GDPR compliant

    New General Data Protection Regulations will come into force on 25th May 2018, and with it brands throughout Europe will be required to have stringent data protection procedures in place to ensure that personal data is adequately protected. The guidelines also require that individuals are free to decide how their data should be used and […]

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  • Valentine's Day confectionery

    February 14, 2018

    How does Valentine’s Day impact the confectionery industry?

    As the second largest celebration in the calendar year in terms of consumer spending, following close second to Christmas, Valentine’s Day provides a substantial marketing opportunity for businesses in a wide range of industries each year. It has been predicted that $19.6 billion will be spent this Valentines Day on numerous items including, cards, jewellery, […]

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  • worldwide confectionery suppliers

    February 9, 2018

    Worldwide soft drink and confectionery suppliers

    For over twenty years Forrest Fresh Foods has expanded exponentially, from humble beginnings as a fresh fruit and veg supplier, we are now one of the leading suppliers of soft drinks and confectionery. The Forrest Fresh Foods brand has grown to such an extent over the years that we now have the capability to deliver […]

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  • wholesale cereal

    January 30, 2018

    The evolution of breakfast cereal

    Breakfast cereal has a long and interesting history that has led it to where it stands today, as arguably the most popular choice for the most important meal of the day. History of breakfast cereal Ready to eat breakfast cereal was first invented in the USA in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, a health activist […]

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  • wholesale confectionery

    January 25, 2018

    Confectionery trends for 2018

    Confectionery has been the topic of much debate over the past 12 months, with new products, flavours, marketing and legislation all adding to the buzz surrounding sweet and savoury foods, and we expect this attention to continue throughout the year. Here we explore the confectionery trends that we expect to see in 2018. Low sugar […]

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  • wholesale coca cola

    January 19, 2018

    The History of Coca-Cola

    It was back in 1886 when Dr John Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, concocted the very first Coca-Cola. The drink sold for around 3 pence and two years later, it attracted the attention of Atlanta businessman Asa Griggs Candler. It took him around three years to secure the rights to the business for the small […]

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  • Mars protein supplier

    January 10, 2018

    Mars launches new choices for New Year

    Mars have launched a new Lifestyle Promotion to include their Goodness Knows range, Mars Protein and Snickers Protein bars. Cereal bar sales see an uplift of 18% in January, so with this in mind the Mars Goodness Knows range offers customers a healthy boost for the New Year. The bars are made from delicious fruit, […]

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  • Purdeys 250ml suppliers

    January 3, 2018

    Purdey’s Launch 250ml Can

    Purdey’s, the multivitamin fruit drink, has now launched a handy 250ml can. This new size can is ideal for inclusion in meal deal offers and is also classed as school compliant, so will be suitable for lunchboxes too. Forrest Fresh Foods Ltd are now stocking these products alongside more traditional energy drinks. Purdey’s is a […]

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  • M&M's mixed supplier

    December 21, 2017

    M&M’s release new mix treat bags

    Consumer favourite M&M’s will be releasing a brand new product to the market in 2018, the M&M’s mixed bag, incorporating the brand’s three most popular flavours, chocolate, peanut and crispy. Available from the 9th January 2018, the new product is sure to be a huge hit amongst consumers. History of M&M’s brand M&M’s have a […]

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  • New Look Rio Drink

    December 15, 2017

    Boost your sales of Rio

    Rio are offering customers a free point of sale kit to promote Rio drinks. Rio drinks were rebranded earlier this year and have since been proving really popular with our customers. Made with real fruit juice from Orange, Guava, Apricot, Mango and Passionfruit in sparkling spring water, the range of drinks come in different formats […]

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  • Cybercrime

    December 14, 2017

    Warning over cybercrime and scammers

    At Forrest Fresh Foods Ltd we’ve recently discovered that our business has been the victim of online fraud. We’ve reported this to ActionFraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime and are waiting for further information from them. As this is currently being investigated, it probably isn’t appropriate to call about the specific […]

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  • Coca cola at Christmas

    November 30, 2017

    Christmas starts with Coca Cola

    With the Christmas season officially upon us and many major brands having already released their 2017 adverts, the team here at Forrest Foods Ltd wanted to take a look back at one of the most iconic Christmas ads, the ‘holidays are coming’ Coca Cola Christmas trucks. Here we take a look back at how it […]

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  • Christmas confectionery

    November 22, 2017

    The UK’s favourite Christmas confectionery

    With the festive season upon us once again, the team at Forrest Foods Ltd are busier than ever, supplying our delicious range of treats to our customers across the UK in time for Christmas. Our extensive range of wholesale confectionery extends each year at Christmas time as we offer some favourite Christmas staples such as […]

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  • Schweppes 1783

    November 3, 2017

    Schweppes launch brand new range of premium mixers

    Schweppes has recently launched a brand-new range of naturally flavoured premium mixers, Schweppes 1783. Aptly named as the year in which the brand was founded, Schweppes 1783 has been curated by some of the leading mixologists in the country to ensure that they are the perfect accompaniment with any chosen spirit, or on its own […]

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  • history of trick or treating

    October 24, 2017

    The history of trick or treating

    Halloween is now the third biggest event of the calendar year in relation to consumer spending, with trick or treating a central aspect to the celebrations as young children dressed in ‘scary’ costumes go house to house and receive ‘treats’ in the form of chocolates and sweets. Here at Forrest, Halloween is a busy time […]

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  • Financial Controller

    October 10, 2017

    Forrest appoints new Financial Controller

    We’re pleased to announce that Paul Robinson has recently been appointed as our Financial Controller.  Paul took up his new role earlier this summer and has already proved himself to be a great asset to the business. Paul embarked on a career in finance, studying at university and going on to take his professional qualifications […]

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  • Favourite chocolate bars

    September 26, 2017

    Favourite chocolate bars throughout the decades

    There are many things that make us feel nostalgic, none more so than reminiscing about our favourite chocolate bars of years past. With so much choice it can be extremely difficult to choose your all-time favourite chocolate bar, particularly if brands remove products from their lines, or new products are introduced that overtake the competition […]

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  • soft drinks range

    September 5, 2017

    New drinks added to our range

    We’re pleased to announce we have added some exciting new soft drinks to our range. The new additions are from well-known drinks manufacturer A G Barr Plc  who produce some of the UK’s best loved drink brands. The business was founded in Scotland in 1875 by the Barr family, who have remained an integral part […]

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  • Oasis sours suppliers

    August 22, 2017

    New low sugar Oasis sours make a splash with consumers

    Oasis launched two brand new flavours in April that have been a huge success amongst consumers. The new Oasis sours come in Kiwi Apple Sour and Apple Cherry Sour, in the brands traditional 500ml bottles. Launched with a multi-million pound marketing campaign, the new flavours are, according to the Oasis brand, a first for the […]

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  • sugar tax

    August 9, 2017

    How are brands responding to the upcoming sugar tax levy?

    The 2016 budget announced that a levy would be introduced onto the soft drinks industry. Nicknamed the ‘sugar tax’ by the media, the levy will target importers and producers of sugary soft drinks with the aim to encourage the promotion of diet, smaller sizes for high sugar drinks and remove added sugar from drinks, in […]

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  • Nestle Drinks Suppliers

    August 3, 2017

    Forrest to become a Nestle Waters supplier

    2017 has been a fantastic year for the team at Forrest Fresh Foods, with our extensive product range rapidly expanding as manufacturers choose Forrest to become a stockist of their products. And now most recently, we have worked hard with Nestle Waters, to become one of their key stockists in the UK. This is an […]

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  • Monster energy drink

    July 20, 2017

    Lewis Hamilton partners with Monster energy drink

    British F1 racing driver and three time world champion Lewis Hamilton has teamed up with Monster energy drink to release a brand new line named Monster 44. The ‘Lewis Hamilton Signature’ drink has been named after Hamilton’s race number, with which he has raced for the entirety of his career, throughout championship wins and his […]

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  • Robinsons Refresh'd

    July 11, 2017

    Robinsons launch new ready to drink range

    Robinsons have launched a new range of fruity, spring water based drinks just in time for what we’re hoping will be a long, sunny British summer.  The thirst quenching drinks are aimed at busy consumers looking to grab a drink on the go. Well known for their range of fruit squash and fruit and barley […]

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  • Robinsons fruit squash

    June 29, 2017

    The Success of Robinsons and Wimbledon

    This year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament will make the 82nd year for their partnership with Robinsons fruit squash, and this is set to last for at least three more years, with the announcement in 2015 that the tie-in between Wimbledon and Robinsons had been extended until 2020. The long association between the tournament and the brand […]

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  • soft drink & sweet suppliers

    June 5, 2017

    How did Forrest Fresh Foods become one of the UK’s top soft drink and sweet suppliers?

    Our name may not be a give-away but Forrest Fresh Foods hasn’t always been a supplier of sweets and soft drinks. In 1996, John Forrest and Nichola Craven began a fruit and vegetable wholesale business, naming it Forrest Fresh Foods. An article in the Rochdale Observer just a few weeks after business began highlighted the […]

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  • New Look Rio Drink

    May 18, 2017

    The New Look Rio is Here

    We are pleased to announce that we are now stocking the new look Rio drinks range. Rio’s design overhaul has transformed and modernised the drink’s packaging whilst still maintaining the popular and recognisable look and feel of the brand itself. The new branding sticks to its familiar tropical theme, but with a much more light-hearted […]

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  • Britvic suppliers

    April 26, 2017

    Britvic is tackling the sugar in some of the nation’s favourite soft drinks

    The amount of sugar in drinks seems to be a matter for constant debate. From the media to politicians, hospitals to schools, everyone has waded in on the debate at some point or other. Whether you believe that people should be able to make their own choices or feel that more should be done to […]

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  • lucozade energy drink

    January 31, 2017

    Lucozade, how much do you know about Britain’s favourite energy drink?

    Depending on how old you are you might remember a time when Lucozade was bought from the chemist, not the supermarket or corner shop and came wrapped in orange cellophane!  Lucozade is the original energy drink.  It’s been around for decades and was originally created as a drink for people who were or had been […]

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  • new flavours from drench

    January 9, 2017

    3 Brand New Flavours from Drench

    Forrest Fresh Foods are proud to stock the delicious and highly refreshing Drench drinks. Drench is perfect for those looking to stay healthy and enjoy a great drink that combines the benefits of drinking water and juice. Now you can enjoy three brand new, ultra-refreshing flavours from Drench with Peach & Mango, Pear & Blueberry […]

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  • dry january drink ideas

    January 4, 2017

    Are you taking on the dry January challenge?

      If you feel like you over indulged over the Christmas period then you are not alone. Many of us in the UK will now spend January attempting to eat healthily, avoiding alcohol and hitting the gym. Alcohol consumption reportedly rises by 40% during the month of December so it certainly makes sense to try […]

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    December 14, 2016

    We’re now stocking Juice Burst

    We’re pleased to announce that we are now stocking the British juice drink brand Juice Burst. This range of still, fruity drinks is the latest drinks brand to join our growing product portfolio. It is a fantastic range of still, soft drinks and is already proving really popular with many of our clients. If we […]

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