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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 Leighton Buzzard, Maltby, Telford and Bristol 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.

The Cress Team will be attending multiple Trade Shows throughout 2024 and look forward to seeing both customers & suppliers again!

With the recent launch of our NEW Ambient 2024 catalogue, we are excited to display a range of products from our fantastic supplier to both new and current customers.

Please join us at one or all of the below Trade Shows. We look forward to seeing you there!

Farm Retail - 5-6 March

Farm Shop & Deli - 28 April-1st May
Please visit us at stand K181.

We're back! We are delighted to announce dates and venues for this year's Christmas Roadshows.

Browse hundreds of festive products and chat with suppliers throughout the day. Our Cress Team will also be on hand to help with selecting products and placing your Christmas '24 order.

Please contact your Account Manager for more details.

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing, St Margaret’s Head, North Queensferry, KY11 1HP
Thursday 16th May Register Here

DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon - Lydiard Fields, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 8UZ
Monday 20th May Register Here

Chelmsford City Racecourse - Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1QP
Tuesday 21st May Register Here

Uttoxeter Racecourse - Wood Lane, Uttoxeter . Staffordshire, ST14 8BD
Wednesday 22nd May Register Here

Pavilions of Harrogate - Railway Road, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
Thursday 23rd May Register Here

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You can also get in touch with us:

The Cress Company Ltd
Queensferry View
Pitreavie Way
KY11 8HN

Telephone: 0345 307 3454


We are absolutely delighted to have been voted Top Distributor by members of the Guild of Fine Food for the 7th consecutive year. This is a UK wide survey of deli’s & farm shops and distributors are scored on service, range, pricing etc.

We pride ourselves on looking after our customers and delivering excellent customer service.

Thanks to all our customers who voted for us.

Special thanks to all our staff across the business who make this possible from Buying & Purchasing, Sales & Customer Services and Finance to Dispatch, Transport and Warehousing.

Promotions change each month with specially selected products across our Ambient and Chilled ranges.

Browse all the products on promotion and add straight into your shopping basket now Promotions page.

We are always on the search for new and exciting ranges to add to our catalogues. We work across a varied range of retail categories including ambient (soft drinks, bakery, snacks, confectionery, and larder), chilled and seasonal ranges for Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

If you are interested in finding out more and would like to propose your range, please complete the Brand Introduction Form below and send to for consideration and one of the team will be in touch within 28 days of receipt to provide you with feedback. If you have a brand presentation to share and examples of product images in retail packaging, please also include these with your return email, as well as any price lists.


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.

Member: Living Wage Foundation

The Living Wage Foundation is an organisation at the heart of the independent movement of businesses and people that campaign for the idea that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.

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