Convenience in Brief | UWS, Angelic and Cottage Delight news

A look at what’s going on across the convenience channel

UWS cut cost to the planet

The electric forklift trucks at United Wholesale (Scotland).
The electric forklift trucks at United Wholesale (Scotland).

REDUCING emissions and becoming more sustainable  throughout its business is a high priority for United Wholesale (Scotland).

This led to a recent audit of the company’s use of forklift trucks and material handling equipment.

The review was carried out by Auditel and its carbon and cost management specialist, Sean Connaughton, explained: “Costs savings are important to UWS in the projects we deliver on their behalf. However, carbon reduction is also vitality important.”

Connaughton said Auditel carried out a full review of the forklift and MHE fleet to get a picture of its usage and downtime.

The outcome was the reorganisation of the fleet and the introduction of electric vehicles. Connaughton said: “By replacing an ageing and high-maintenance fleet with a new electric and more efficient one, not only were annual operational costs reduced but there is also an annual reduction of  116 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.”

UWS managing director Chris Gallacher added: “We continue to look at ways we can reduce our emissions and cut our operating costs while staying safe, secure and legal. This move with the help of Auditel ticks all the boxes.”

Angelic launch safe snacks for children

FREE-from brand Angelic has launched a snack range for children.

Angelic Safetylicious Oat Squares are available in two varieties, Raspberry & Apple and Banana & Chocolate, and come as a multipack of four.

Safetylicious was developed following founder Kirsty Dingwall’s experience of her son’s allergies.

She said: “Many free-from products often omit one or two allergies and often come with a ‘may contain nuts’  warning. 

“We have created the first range, especially for kids, with an allergy promise that goes above and beyond.”

Cottage Delight caters for convenience

The Cooking with Cottage Delight range is aimed at the convenience channel.
The Cooking with Cottage Delight range is aimed at the convenience channel.

SPECIALITY food firm Cottage Delight has launched a new range exclusively for the convenience channel.

The Cooking with Cottage Delight range offers sweet, savoury and sauce options and the brand owner described the packaging as having “designs that stand out in store”.

Alongside the Good Taste Award-winning Tikka Masala Curry Paste, the range includes Plum & Hoisin Sauce and Caramelised Onion Chutney.

The sweet range includes strawberry and apricot whole fruit jams alongside  lemon curd and thick and thin cut marmalades.