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About Cress

No1 distributor17 20

Based in Dunfermline, Fife we distribute ambient and chilled speciality, artisan foods across the UK using our own fleet of dual temperature (ambient/chilled) vehicles. We are proud to supply a range of independent retail customers including delis, cafés, farm shops, garden centres, butchers, fishmongers, bars and hotels.

The company started in 2004 with a small lock up and a second-hand van working with five or six Scottish fine food manufacturers who were looking for better distribution throughout Scotland. As the business, grew, we opened additional depots in Wetherby, Leighton Buzzard and Telford and now offer national distribution.

The Cress Co are proud to work with hundreds of fine food manufacturers distributing thousands of different products. We are members of the Guild of Fine Foods and Farma and are keen to support both independent manufacturers and retailers. We pride ourselves on looking after our customers and ensuring we listen and adapt to their needs because without them we wouldn't be here.

WINNER! Once again, we are absolutely delighted to have been voted Top Distributor 2020 by the members of the Guild of Fine Food for the 4th consecutive year. This is a UK wide survey of deli’s & farmshops and distributors are scored on service, range, pricing etc.

We pride ourselves on looking after our customers and delivering excellent customer service. Everyone at Cress works hard to ensure this from processing and picking orders to delivery and invoicing. Many thanks to all our customers who voted for us.

We work with hundreds of suppliers and are always happy to hear from potential new suppliers. We work across a varied range of retail categories including ambient (soft drinks, bakery, snacks, confectionery, and larder), chilled, and seasonal ranges for Easter and Christmas.

If you meet with the criteria below and are interested in finding out more, please complete the Cress Co Product Information Form (New Suppliers) and return to for consideration. One of the team will be in touch should your products / range be of interest.

  • Your products are UK produced

  • Your products are distribution ready, this includes production capacity, method of delivery into our warehouse, and packaging suitable for storage and onward transportation.

  • Your products are retail ready, this includes packaging detail, sufficient shelf life, and pricing expectations.

Here at Cress we value our staff and strive to provide a positive, friendly, hardworking atmosphere.

If you feel your skills and qualities would be beneficial to ourselves please send your C.V to

We are not exhibiting at any industry trade shows in 2021.


Member : The Guild of Fine Food

The Guild of Fine Food is a UK trade association for anyone making or selling top quality local, regional and speciality food and drink.

Member : National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association

FARMA represents farmers, growers, producers and farmers' market organisers throughout the UK. FARMA are dedicated to driving local foods.

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