July`s Stephens Salute goes to Dan Coles from our Warehousing Department for going above and beyond for our customers, staying late to ensure a customer service. From all of us and our MD Paul Lawson a Big Thank you and Congratulations a £50.00 shopping voucher is coming your way.
Our aim is always to provide a first class product with a first class service, we have re-addressed our cut off times for full and additional orders for the NEXT DAY to ensure the efficiency and accuracy of your order and delivery.
Cut off time for additional and orders for the NEXT DAY is 15:00 pm
For customers that collect ex works from us, please allow 1 hour for your order to be picked and paperwork produced prior to collecting, we are open for collections 5 days per week from 8:00am - 15:00pm
May 2019 Stephens Salute to our Nicky Davis in our Production Department, for going above and beyond for our customers, Our proud MD Paul Lawson presenting Nicky with his Stephens Salute and a £50.00 John Lewis Voucher ! Well done Nicky from all the Stephens Team and Thank you !
We would like to take this oppertunity to update our customers with regards to our Product Returns Policy.
Many Congratulations to Dan, Jackie, Younes and Kris for passing the St Johns Ambulance First Aid at Work and our Proud MD Paul in the middle presenting the awards. A big thank you to you all.
We would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on the raw material pork market, we are expecting to see the continuation of significant raw material inflation within the marketplace, Pig prices have increased over the last few weeks across Europe, as pig herd numbers are low.
Denmark, Holland and Germany are Killing less, Germany in particular who can slaughter up to 1 million pigs per week are down by at least 100,000 pigs per week, the UK Pig herd is also in short supply.
There is an outbreak of ASF (African Swine Flu) in China, there demand for pork has increased and Denmark in particular will take advantage as they are actively supplying Asia and Australia who are paying much high prices than in the EU.
This is now having a significant impact on the food manufacturing industry in particular BSD Bacon Backs for Curing and Slicing have increased again by another 10p/lb this week and the price of pork is on the rise, goods like Belgian pate and pork-based charcuterie are expected to rise add to this is the uncertainty and cost implications of Brexit, it makes for a very challenging market.