Midlands foodservice supplier launches online order platform to meet Coronavirus demand.
A Walsall-based foodservice supplier has launched an online order platform to fulfil increased demand from people wanting to bulk buy essential food items during the coronavirus crisis.
Family business MKG Foods, based in Aldridge, is a leading foodservice provider, which usually supplies for schools, hotels, restaurants, care homes and football clubs, including Birmingham City FC.
Following the impact of the pandemic, the independent business switched to offer home deliveries across the Midlands to cater for people struggling to get hold of their usual items due to supply shortages or being unable to leave their homes.
With the introduction of the new online ordering system, the business hopes to make buying necessities more convenient for shoppers across the Midlands and has reduced its minimum order requirement to £50 to make its services more affordable for regional households.
A wide range of products are available to order, from fresh fruit and vegetables, to raw and cooked meats, tinned goods and staples that have proved difficult to get hold of in lockdown, like pasta, flour and toilet rolls.
Philip Mayling, Director of MKG Foods, confirmed: “The coronavirus pandemic meant we needed to change our approach, as many of the sectors we usually supply to have been forced to pause business due to lockdown restrictions.
“Since starting to offer home deliveries we’ve had an extremely positive response and could never have predicted how huge the demand would be from local households.
“Developing the online ordering system was the next obvious step in our expansion to make our services even more accessible and convenient for the community, and we take great pride in helping local people get the food they want when they need, at the click of a button with free delivery.”
Originally founded in 1950 by Philip Mayling’s grandfather, Lewis Mayling, who initially ran a butcher’s in Yardley, Birmingham, MKG Foods has since become the UK’s leading independent foodservice distributor, employing 110 workers.
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