The relationship with our suppliers is a key component at John Palin (Wholesale) Ltd. Wherever possible, depending on the season, we source our produce from local growers within the United Kingdom. However, as the demand requires, we need to provide the best possible produce all year round, which means we have to source produce from all around the world.

As an importer we work with many large exporting companies of fruit, vegetables, salad and exotics, including names such as Del Monte, Koornstra, Total World Produce and many more. By doing this we take advantage of the biggest and best suppliers in the world, and pass that choice and quality onto our customers.

All suppliers are subject to an internal approval process, in line with our BRC Certification in Food Storage & Distribution and HACCP. The Food Standards Agency new food hygiene laws which apply in the UK from 1 January 2006 also require tighter control on the whole food handling process.