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We’ve been in the wholesale fruit and veg game for over 90 years’ now. Originally founded in Stamford, Lincolnshire by William Pauley way back in 1925, we’ve come a long way since the days of the small greengrocery shop and market stall that opened every Friday and Saturday.

These days Pauleys is one of the best fresh fruit and vegetable wholesalers in the UK foodservice market, so we’re a pretty clued-up bunch when it comes to supplying great quality fresh produce in bulk.

Based in Corby, Northamptonshire, our huge 60,000sqft warehouse is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a team of around 130 working around the clock to pick, pack and load our customers’ orders. We supply our fruit and vegetables to over 10,000 customers – from small, independent restaurants, to large national high street brands.

Across the board our products travel through Brakes to reach our customers, whose huge fleet of temperature controlled vehicles are the perfect mechanism for getting our produce to our customers on time and in good condition all around the UK. This relationship is a long-standing one that’s always worked well for both of us. We can rely on the logistical might of Brakes whilst our team are free to focus on sourcing the very best quality products for our customers.

And that’s where we excel; sourcing the right product and the right quality is of huge importance to Pauleys. Our procurement and technical teams are constantly out in the field (quite literally!) with our suppliers to ensure that we can supply the best crops available. We require a minimum of Assured Produce accreditation from all our UK suppliers and Global Gap accreditation from those outside the UK, with many suppliers going above and beyond with the likes of Red Tractor and LEAF. Once the products are in our warehouse, our quality control team keep a strict eye on everything to ensure that only the best quality fruit and vegetables get loaded onto the lorries and shipped out to our customers.

As well as being among the UK’s best fresh produce suppliers, Pauleys is a crucial part of the Fresh Direct Group, a set of four fresh food brands that were brought together to offer restaurants, hotels, pubs, caterers, cafés and other food outlets with the most comprehensive fresh food supply offer on the market. Those four brands include Fresh Direct, one of the most exciting fresh food suppliers with a hugely diverse range of products; M&J Seafood, who are up there with the best fresh and frozen fish suppliers in the UK; Wild Harvest, suppliers of the very finest artisan food products from around the world; and us, Pauleys, the wholesale fresh produce specialists!

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