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Caterite is shortlisted for two categories of In-Cumbria Business Awards


Posted | 9th August 2017


It is just revealed that Caterite has been shortlisted for two categories of the prestigious In-Cumbria Business Award (previously called CN Business Awards) and they are: Best Business Person and Best Customer Service.

In-Cumbria Award is a premier event which recognises excellence among the county’s professional community. More than 200 companies applied for 16 awards this year and only three were selected to be finalist for each award.

Amol Rajan, BBC media editor and former editor of The Independent will be presenting the inaugural ceremony at The Halston, Carlisle on the 9th of November.

Being shortlisted for Best Customer Service is a great testimonial to our consistent focus on bringing the best products at the best prices to our customers.

“I was pleased and totally excited to learn the news. It is a great honour and recognition to all of the effort and changes we brought to the company in the past few years” 

-Richard Fletcher, MD

In-Cumbria Business Awards 2017 Finalist

Corporate Golf Challenge 

Posted | 12th June 2017

Thank you to everyone who joined our Corporate Golf Challenge at Eden Golf Club on Wednesday.

This event was hosted by Eden Golf Club and sponsored by Caterite to raise money for the High Sheriff’s Crimebeat Fund.  High Sheriff’s Crimebeat Fund gives easy to access grants for groups working with young children and we have raised altogether £95 on the day.

The winners included Gemini Group (1st), Borderloos (2nd) and Border Motor Group (3rd).  They all had 83 points, it was a card playoff and taken on the last 6 holes of the back 9.

Thanks again for taking part and hope to see you at our Caterite Charity Golf day later in the year.

Caterite group photo

 Caterite group photo of, Graham Harrower, Stephen Johnson, Alan McNichol and Brain Robinson.

Nestle Charity Coffee Morning

Posted | 9th June 2017

Many thanks to everyone who have participated and supported our Coffee Morning yesterday! We hope you enjoyed all the cakes and drinks and a little break from your busy work. Up to now, we have successfully raised £138 in total and all the money will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

This event was organised in memory of Paul Winder, our old friend who passed away in April. It was backed by Nestlé Professional UK & Ireland who provided us all the food and drink and set up the table. Thank you all again and well done!

Smile Coffee Morning

May Updates

Posted | 2nd June 2017

It’s early June, summer has officially started and here at Caterite, things are heating up. 

After our Big Expo in February, we experienced our busiest week to date in early April and the most successful Easter on record.

Even though sales figures were at unprecedented levels, our service quality was not affected. In fact, we have just disclosed some exciting figures which showcase our dedication to customer service and operational excellence.

Our year to date supply rate is at 99.64%, meaning that we only missed 3 items for next day delivery per 1,000 items ordered until the midnight before and this is better than our record last year of 99.21%.

We are equally pleased with our service delivery accuracy rate at 99.7% compared to 99.5% last year.

Everything looks very positive in general and we’ll continue to work even harder to beat our own record so that you, our customers, can enjoy the best products at the best prices with the best service.

Performance up

What's new online?

Posted | 3rd May 2017

At Caterite we like to stay on top of the latest trends, striving to offer our customers the best shopping experience we possibly can. By investing in our e-commerce website we aim to make it easier and easier for our customers to place their orders online. Each time you visit our website, you're likely to find something new whether you're an existing or potential new customer of ours so keep checking in with us! Oh, and make sure you sign-up for our email newsletter to receive all of our updates, promotions and special offers straight to your inbox!

New Distribution Map

We thought we would make it easier for you to see where we deliver to! We have reworked our distribution map so that you can see which postcodes are covered. See the map here. 

Blog & News
To keep you up to date with what's going on at Caterite and share our thoughts with you, we've introduced two new pages to our website

'E-Newsletters sign up' function
We've also made it easier for you to sign-up to receive our beautiful (and informative) email newsletters by adding a sign-up form to our website footer - so now you can sign-up from any page! 

'Added to basket' function

To make it easier and quicker for you to see which items you've added to your basket, we've introduced a highlight. Look out for it on your next shop!

'Grid View' function is coming soon

We're currently working on giving you the option to shop using a traditional list or new grid view! We believe in giving our customers the ability to shop in the way that they like. So we've been working on changing our website to allow you to shop for products using our traditional 'list view,' with single products stacked one on top of another in rows, or using a new 'grid view,' allowing you to view more products per page, side by side in columns. By looking through our website statistics we will be able see which version our customers prefer, allowing us to make more informed choices when updating our website design in the future.

Grid view

We've teamed up with James' Fruit and Vegetables

Posted | 31st March 2017

Over the past few years we’ve been busy developing our fresh fruit & veg department. We have focused on everything from working with new suppliers helping us to source stock from all around the world, to expanding and improving our storage facilities to offer a fresher and better quality product.

We are delighted to announce that in 2017 we will be continuing our commitment to fresh produce and have recently acquired James Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Ltd, based in Penrith. James’ is a leading fresh produce specialist delivering to over 200 local customers and have a strong experienced team with a passion for local, quality produce. They have an excellent relationship with Cumbria growers and are constantly striving for consistently high standards.

Our combined expertise will help us to improve customer service to caterers throughout Cumbria. Our primary objective is to provide our extended customer base an increased range of fresh fruit and vegetables, whilst ensuring the highest quality, food safety and the lowest prices.

2017 Big Sale Update

Posted | 30th March 2017



“I really liked the Caterite Big Sale, it saved me a lot of money! The website was very easy to use and find what I was looking for. I have made massive savings across many key lines.”

– Sean, Head Chef at Wasdale Head Inn