Greencore Food to Go
Greencore’s Food to Go business in the UK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pre-packed sandwiches, producing in excess of 350 million sandwiches baguettes and wraps each year. Its range of products also includes broader food to go items such as salads and sushi. We have six Food to Go facilities in the UK situated in Bow, Crosby, Manton Wood, Northampton, Park Royal and Spalding. The business also operates a unique radial distribution network which covers the length and breath of the UK.
Located near Worksop in Nottinghamshire, Manton Wood is the world's largest and most sophisticated sandwich manufacturing facility. When built in 2000 it was judged by the Times and Royal College of Art as one of the most desirable places to work in the UK. Our customers include major supermarket and high street chains, as well as leading forecourt and convenience retailers. The facility operates night and day throughout the year, employing up to 2,000 people.
This £4m state of the art sandwich factory was built in 1990 by its then owners Uniq plc for its customer M&S. Since then it has added two further factory units on the same site at Moulton Park, as well as installing the world’s first, fully automated sandwich line in 2004. The Uniq business was acquired by Greencore in 2010. Colleagues from all areas of the business have access to regular training and development activities ranging from Basic Food Hygiene to Degrees in Food Manufacturing and our Learning & Development team is proud to have delivered over 12,000 hours training this year alone.
Situated close to the major sandwich markets of London and the South East, the newly-built facility was acquired in 1998 from Breadwinner Sandwiches, a company with a tradition of fine sandwich making. This quality heritage has been handed down from Breadwinner days and our people are as skilled in the handcrafting of specialist sandwiches as they are in production line manufacturing. As well as manufacturing sandwiches for supermarkets, petrol forecourts and convenience stores, this site makes super-premium products for some of the world's leading airlines.
Located in London's Docklands, this superb facility was purpose-built for sandwich manufacture in 2003 and acquired by Greencore in 2005. The site, which employs 480 colleagues, specialises in premium quality sandwiches, baguettes and prepared salads.
Located in Crosby, Liverpool, this facility was acquired by Greencore in 2007, and supplies sushi under both customer own-brand and the Sushi San brand.
Located in the heart of the Lincolnshire fens, this facility has been producing prepared dressed salads out of its modern facility for more than a quarter of a century.
Direct to Store
Greencore Direct to Store is the distribution arm of Greencore Food to Go and the key route to market for our Sutherland Deli brand. We provide a one-stop-shop for those customers requiring a quick and easy route into own brand sandwiches: product development, manufacture, ordering, and distribution.
We own and run 220 vans, never using third party distributors. Each day, our vans deliver direct to 7500 convenience and forecourt outlets from our 16 depots nationwide.
Our unique sales and ordering system, and our ability to pick by unit rather than case, ensures every customer receives exactly what they have ordered irrespective of their position on the run. Orders can be taken by phone, fax, or EDI and we are happy to provide sales advice based on our unique database of information.
Sandwich making is a highly people-intensive business, and we recognise the importance of keeping all of our colleagues healthy, happy and fulfilled. The Manton Wood site, which has Investors in People status, boasts banking facilities, a shop, a fitness centre, an IT training room, and extensive communal areas. Innovation also stretches to the production halls, which are spacious and bathed in natural light from ceiling-high windows.
All of the Greencore Food to Go manufacturing sites have accreditation to British Retail Consortium (BRC) higher level. Additionally, Park Royal is a Soil Association approved site, for the manufacture of selected approved organic products.
Greencore Food to Go is a member of the British Sandwich Association