Essential Cuisine buoyed by another year of record sales

Essential Cuisine has yet again posted record YOY sales figures. The British manufacturer of stocks and sauces is gearing up for 2020 and beyond with considerable investment in its Cheshire-based operations to increase capacity, lower emissions and improve efficiencies across the board.

The landmark 12 months comes in the wake of a May 2018 acquisition by Solina, a leading European producer of savoury ingredients.

At the time of the sale, Essential Cuisine pledged to retain the values that had made the business a success over the years, with a continued passion for developing high quality foodservice ingredients and supporting the industry with a dedication to chefs and working kitchens, retaining and expanding its full product portfolio and customer base.

Eighteen months on and the evidence is clear for all to see. The year began with a highly effective brand refresh, including new strapline; our passion, your creation – a dual tribute to the industry it loves to serve, and the passionate people and class-leading products that have come to define the brand.

Later in 2019, the total removal of gluten from its award-winning range of products, allied to the introduction of several ‘premium instant’ lines, saw the company make even greater strides into the public sector. This was achieved while retaining and developing highly successful profit sector business and bespoke manufacturing operations.

Essential Cuisine Head of Marketing, Ben Forbes commented, “2019 has been a really successful year for Essential Cuisine in terms of financial results and new customer wins and, following on as they do from a great period of change for the company, are testament to the hard work from our incredible and passionate team.

'With 2020 looming, we’re certainly not going to rest on our laurels; our core business focus is on innovation – both in products and processes. Having invested in infrastructure changes that will help us grow further and future proof the business, we move forward with great excitement and optimism.”