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Our mission is simple; empower our customers through the sourcing and provision of only the finest produce from around the world delivered with the highest levels of service.

 

OUR STORY

Our family-run company was founded in 1964 by the late Thomas Barton and friend Jack Redman, selling potatoes to the local chip shops, organically growing with a focus on the burgeoning Asian produce trade.

Today the Barton family continue at the helm and we are recognised by the industry as one of the UK’s largest fresh fruit and vegetable wholesalers, with a full range product offering and staff in key destinations around the world.

Today with our head office based in Manchester at New Smithfield Market we occupy several traditional pitches along with our own purpose built refrigerated warehouse housing our sales, operations, quality assurance and logistics distributing our fresh produce to our valued customers nationally and internationally.

From our humble beginnings with just the common potato our lines of fresh produce now cover fruit, vegetables, salad, exotic, world foods and eggs.

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KEY STATS

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58

Years in business

2k+

Fresh produce lines

 

4

Countries of operation

 

25+

Dedicated vehicles distributing nationally

 

1/3

Of Dutch Onion in the UK

 

SERVICES

We connect people and business with only the finest produce from around the world through understanding our customers needs, building bespoke products and services in partnership with our growers and we deliver direct to you when you need it.

IMPORT & EXPORT

Farm & Packaging Inspection, Shipment, Customs & Final Destination Management

 

STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT

Forecasting, Crop Allocation, Price Stability

 

DAY TRADING

Market Trends, On-Demand, Shorts

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

PRE-PREPARED & FROZEN PRODUCE

Whole, Peeled, Quartered, Sliced, Diced, Chipped, Shredded

 

WHY BARTON & REDMAN

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Since our founding back in 1964 we have worked tirelessly to feed our ever growing customers and there appetite for only the finest produce the UK and the world can offer.

Our dedicated team of over 70 people are strategically placed around the globe delivering a continuous supply of seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Through our long standing relationships we source and provide everything from the humble potato to more exotic global foods such as Karella, Jack Fruit or even the Horned Melon.

Finally everything we do is backed by our global network of growers and suppliers who are certified to the highest industry standards (SEDEX, BRC, Soil Association & Global GAP).

 

PRODUCE

APPLES

Royal Gala, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, etc.

CITRUS

Lemon, Lime, Orange, Clementine, etc.

BANANAS

Cavendish, Apple, Red, Lady Finger, etc.

SALAD

Tomato, Lettuce, Cucumber, Pepper, etc.

ONIONS

White, Yellow, Red, etc.

STONE FRUIT

Plum, Cherry, Peach, etc.

MELONS

Water Melon, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, etc.

EXOTIC

Dragon Fruit, Papaya, Lychee, etc.

VEGETABLES

Broccoli, Carrot, Beetroot, Cauliflower, etc.

EGGS

Colony, Free Range, Duck, etc.

BERRIES

Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, etc.

PEARS

Conference, Williams, Turkish, etc.

WORLD FOODS

Crown Prince, Yam, Karela, etc. 

POTATOES

King Edward, Jersey, Ambo, Cyprus, etc.

ORGANIC

Fruit, Vegetables, etc.

 

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