EHL Ingredients Expands Reddish Facilities

Stockport food ingredient supplier seeks out new site in Reddish

EHL Ingredients, Broadstone Industrial Estate, Reddish, is looking to buy a new warehouse facility in the area. Following extensive growth in 2012, the company requires between 6,000 sq. ft. and 10,000 sq. ft. to house ingredient blending machines, as well as suitable storage space for packaging materials and dry food ingredients.

The company, which hit its £5m sales target at the end of last year, is planning further growth and expansion during 2013 and the new storage facility will help to achieve this.

It currently offers around 300 food ingredients and boasts a 200-strong organic range as well as over 50 custom blends. EHL Ingredients’ products are sold into the food manufacturing sector and used in end products, such as breads and bakery items, ready meals, healthy snacks and soups and sauces. They are also sold to speciality food shops, delis and organic retailers across the UK.

Sales Director, Tasneem Backhouse, says: “We are in the process of reviewing facilities on the Broadstone Industrial Estate but we are open to enquiries from warehouses around the Reddish / Stockport area.

“We will use the new site mainly for storage of packing and packaging materials and dry ingredients, such as dried fruits and nuts in larger quantities. We also plan to install a new industrial dry ingredient blender, and machinery for our packed down facility for own label clients.

EHL is also looking for new staff and is currently recruiting for several roles including a New Product Development Manager with more roles to be announced in the next few months.

The company was awarded a grade A BRC certification once again in December last year. This gives EHL’s customers the reassurance of the company’s quality and safety management processes and opens up new growth opportunities for the business.

To find out more about EHL Ingredients, visit www.ehl-ingredients.co.uk, email info@ehl-ingredients.co.uk or call 0161 480 7902.

EHL Ingredients is an importer, blender and packer of food ingredients from around the world. From herbs and spices, to beans and pulses and dried fruit, it supplies over 300 food ingredients to all areas of the food industry, and boasts a 200-strong organic range as well as over 50 custom blends. Now in its 18th year of trading, it employs 22 staff and its head office is based on Broadstone Industrial Estate, Stockport.

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Frost damage risks

During this weekend Malatya (turkey) had snow and during last week we had more frost damage.

Crop 2012 is indeed a large one therefore, growers, local traders, exporters and people who has no direct relation with apricots have considerable stocks in their hands. Since the beginning of the crop season none of the suppliers were happy with the raw material pricesand finally they have good reason to ask higher prices for the products

Right after frost damage people talked about huge damages, sure, because of speculative intentions but later on damage estimations dropped down to 25 %

Exporters already have stock in their hands and it looks that they want to be sure about market before they start to buy . On the other hand traders in the Bazaar (raw Material) market extremely active by buying raw materials at high prices .

Prices already increased a lot but I would like to draw your attention to below issues before you take any decision

- We still have some fields which are not blooming yet so they are not effected

- Until end of April it is very difficult to understand real size of the damage

- Almost every year we have a kind of damage which balance the Crop Size . We did not have any damage in Crop 2012 and we had too big Crop .

- We have frost damage risk until end April and it is cold in Malatya

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Market Report – Edible Nuts, Dried fruits & Seeds

March – April 2013

Almonds:

 

The latest shipment report for Feb 2013 (v Feb 2012) showed an overall increase of 6.8% for the month at 160m lbs.

 

It is also interesting to see YTD sales of almonds from California by region and country, in comparison with the same period last year.

Domestic US sales are up by 11%, and exports up by 5% (although down 2% on the year).

 

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Market report – March 2013

March 2013 Market Report

Sterling has reached six month lows due to negative sentiment on the UK economic growth forecasts and increases in government borrowing. The G20 meet this week which might give some direction, but currently risk is off and the US dollar and Euro seem to benefit. The US still relies on democrat and republican agreement over fiscal issues whereas the Eurozone appears to be on track according to Mario Draghi, including the Spanish economic plans.

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EHL Ingredients Goes Loco for Mexican Oregano

EHL Ingredients has launched a brand new, natural ingredient to the UK food sector – Mexican Oregano.

 

This premium Mexican variety features the dried leaves of the perennial herb Lippia graveolens and was launched in response to customer demand for an authentic Mexican Oregano herb.

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