Fish and chip shops can now order all their fresh ingredients anytime and anywhere using a new online portal from Bidfresh.
Fresh Food Hub offers fresh produce, fish, meat and dairy from established regional suppliers including Direct Seafoods, Kingfisher Brixham and Southbank Fresh Fish.
Friers can access the hub using a computer, tablet, or mobile phone at www.freshfoodhub.co.uk or via the free-to-use freshfoodhub app.
As well as offering pricing and full product information, including nutritional and allergen details, the system also allows for easy repeat orders and gives access to order and invoice history.
Stephen Oswald, CEO of Bidfresh, said: "The specialist knowledge and customer relationships of our individual businesses are what we were built on and are vital to our business. With the addition of the online ordering system, time is freed up for our account managers to better service the needs of our customers, whilst day-to-day order entry can be easily processed at the press of a button by using the freshfoodhub app.
"Most customers can benefit from this convenient and easy-to-use online facility. For example, many are unable to order during office hours - having to wait until after service to place orders - so the app offers a quick way to repeat order or manage stock whilst in the kitchen, rather than relying on voicemails which can often be unclear or missing detail.
"Fresh Food Hub offers customers a new, convenient way to access and order our full product range, without affecting their established relationships with the specialists in our individual businesses.”
The businesses brought together on Fresh Food Hub are: Direct Seafoods, Kingfisher Brixham, Kingfisher Midlands, Daily Fish Supplies, Neve Fleetwood, Southbank Fresh Fish, Henson, Campbell Brothers, Taylor Foods, Rustic Cheese and Oliver Kay Produce.