Innovative wholesaler JJ wins new contract with London Borough of Newham


National wholesaler JJ Food Service has renewed a multi-million pound contract to supply school meals across the London Borough of Newham. The wholesaler has supplied the borough for the past four years with frozen foods. It has now added grocery products to the contract, more than doubling its value.

Group General Manager, Terry Larkin said, “This is a testament to all the hard work already being done by our drivers, helpers, loaders, telesales, buyers and customer service teams.”

“We’d like to extend special thanks to our Group Accounts Acquisition Manager, Nina Grosicka, who has a fantastic relationship with Newham and worked extremely hard to ensure our tender gave us the best chance of success.”

Newham is one of a very small number of authorities that provide free school meals to junior pupils as well as infants. Michael Hales, Managing Director of Newham’s flourishing school meals service said, “We are delighted to build on our relationship with JJ. Competitive pricing was key, together with JJ’s expertise in technology, enabling us to expand operations in a paperless environment.”

JJ has invested heavily in technologies, winning awards for its innovative online systems, which offer greater convenience and speed to customers when ordering. Last month, the company became the first UK grocery and foodservice wholesaler to launch a One Tap Payment option for online orders placed via the JJ app.

Card details stored on the JJ app allow customers to checkout instantly instead of manually having to re-key information for each order. The security of the system is boosted by JJ’s new Fingerprint ID, which enables instant authentication for app users.