Providing chefs with high quality fresh produce for more than 80 years, Pauleys was originally founded as a greengrocer’s shop in 1925 by William Pauley in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Now based in a modern dedicated produce warehouse in Corby, Northamptonshire, Pauleys' warehouse is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each member of the warehouse team is devoted to providing a first-class service, from our strict quality control team to our creative fruit basket maker.
Technical excellence and peace of mind
We are BRC (British Retail Consortium) Grade A certified, giving you total confidence in our technical assurance and food safety. Our technical team works closely ‘in the field’ with growers and suppliers to keep us ahead of the game and ensure we consistently supply the best crops available. We demand a minimum of Assured Produce accreditation from our British suppliers and Global Gap from suppliers outside of the UK.
From the brix and acid testing of grapes to the pressure testing of apples; our quality control team rigorously checks the produce arriving at Corby to ensure it meets our strict specifications.
Caring for our communities and our environment
Pauleys is committed to reducing the impact we have on the environment. Our monitoring and reporting process is based on five ‘pillars’:
- Responsible & sustainable sourcing
- Heath & nutrition
- Our people
- Serving the community
92% of all Pauleys’ waste is now recycled; this includes waste items such as cardboard, food, plastic and pallets. The introduction of our new half-box helped to further reduce our cardboard usage.
Produce that is still in date but no longer able to be sold is donated to Fareshare and local Corby hospice Lakelands. Fareshare is a charitable organisation working to provide food for the most vulnerable people in the community such as the homeless and the elderly. Lakelands Hospice is based near to Pauleys in Corby and provides respite facilities for adults living with cancer and heart failure and relies entirely on voluntary donations.