Supporting Quality British Produce
Industry: Gourmet Food
In Britain, many people are beginning to appreciate the value of real British food.
United kingdom (PRUnderground) July 23rd, 2010
Supermarkets are still as popular as ever, but alongside their dominance is a high level of interest in small suppliers making traditional British fine food. The focus of these companies is not on cost or profit but on the continuation of tradition and quality standards. Forman and Field sell many of these products by mail order online.
The company was founded in 2002. They seek out suppliers of high quality food to sell via their ‘online farmers’ market’, which is how they describe their website. They are part of H. Forman and Son, a family business in East London. They have been smoking salmon to a traditional recipe since 1905. They supply many world-class restaurants and chefs with their smoked salmon and caviar.
British food has a poor reputation, which is often undeserved. The kind of products available through companies such as Forman and Field would rival those of any country. They are working to change perceptions of British food, by providing very high quality products, produced with old methods and fresh, quality ingredients. H. Forman and Son’s own ‘London Cure’ smoked salmon has a considerable pedigree and is considered some of the best around. Their other suppliers are similar, family businesses that have worked for generations to produce quality products.
The company supports Britain as well as British food. They have hosted gala dinners at their restaurant in support of the London 2012 Olympics – they are located opposite the new Olympic stadium. They also help support British Food Fortnight by organizing open days that coincide with it, including tours of their site, a producers’ market and product tastings.
About Forman and Field: Forman and Field produce a range of products to suit any occasion, from smoked salmon to a picnic hamper. They are a mail order company with a well-designed website that can be used to order any of their products, which can be couriered directly to customers’ doors at any time.