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Quick, there's still time to reserve a place at one of our Christmas road shows this month. Find out more about our Christmas and Halloween Catalogue ranges, view products and chat to suppliers. The Cress Team will also be on hand to help with placing orders and offer refreshments.

25th May, DRAYTON MANOR HOTEL, near Birmingham Register Here

26th May, PAVILIONS OF HARROGATE Register Here

We are absolutely delighted to have been voted Top Distributor by members of the Guild of Fine Food for the 5th 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. Despite 2021 being another challenging year for the fine food and drink sector, we continue to offer the very best in ambient, chilled and seasonal products.

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.

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

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.

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.


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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