Foodex 2014 on Oakland International’s Exhibition Agenda

Multi temperature UK and Ireland supply chain and logistics specialist, Oakland International, will present its inclusive UK, Irish and European supply chain solutions on Stand J281 at FOODEX 2014 being held alongside The Food & Drink Expo at the NEC Birmingham from 24-26 March. Oakland International MD, Dean Attwell, stated: “This as a key national show linked with the Food & Drink Expo and the National Convenience Show, and significantly it’s based right here in the Midlands making it an ideal venue for food producers from the UK, Ireland and Europe to access. As a major event for anyone concerned in the processing, packaging and logistics of food and drink products it’s a pivotal show for all taking part.” Foodex 2014 will offer Oakland International a stage on which to showcase their comprehensive supply chain solutions service, with the added advantage of meeting Oakland customers exhibiting at the co-located Food and Drink Expo. With its Midlands operation based at Redditch and an Irish depot in Co Meath Ireland, Oakland’s consolidation and distribution experience accessing UK and Irish retailers also extends to working with European producers and suppliers in countries such as France, Germany and Italy who are capitalising on the firm’s trusted supply chain services. Oakland’s European customer support and development manager, Edith Hurst-Earl, stated: “Acknowledged for our customer service and significant cost benefits makes Oakland a prime food distribution partner for UK, Irish and European producers wishing to deal direct with Irish and UK retailers.” Recent investment of £200k in Oakland’s contract packing facilities further enhances their wide-ranging, value service offer for those producers wishing to access retailers, wholesalers, discounters and convenience outlets across both markets. Added Edith: “Co-located with the Food and Drink Expo, the Farm Shop & Deli Show and the National Convenience Show, having a stand at Foodex gives Oakland the opportunity to meet existing customers from the UK and Europe visiting the show to discuss value added service opportunities such as our contract packing and food tempering services, and throughout the show we will be holding a ‘business card prize’ draw, so drop in’ on Stand J281 and you could be our lucky winner!”