Gordon Rhodes Heads to America

A gourmet sauce company based in West Yorkshire are preparing to see their award-winning range of products stocked on the shelves of American supermarkets.

Gordon Rhodes, who produce a range of ambient sauce and stuffing mixes from their base near Bradford have received a significant order which will see their extensive range of products appearing on the shelves of American grocer – The Fresh Market www.thefreshmarket.com just in time for Thanksgiving in November. 

The Fresh Market is an American chain of gourmet supermarkets with 159 stores across 22 US states and the family run company have been in negotiations with BWI imports over recent months as well as receiving invaluable assistance from the Department for International Trade (DIT), who have both been instrumental in helping to progress the project.

Brand Manager, Jonathan Batchelor said: “Gordon Rhodes is delighted to be part of this ongoing success story and it’s fantastic to finally see these products heading to the US. 

The company’s US distributor BWI Imports is the leading importer of British food in America and the company has over 30 years’ experience of importing some of the biggest and most iconic British brands.

Jonathan continues: “We’ve long felt that our gourmet stuffing and sauce mixes would appeal to US consumers, so to be working with BWI and The Fresh Market, who both appreciate the GR range, is great. Hopefully this is only the beginning of Gordon’s journey to the new world.”

Founded over 40 years by Gordon Rhodes and his son, the company now employs over 100 people across 4 sites with their range available at all major independent wholesalers as well as in prestigious retailers including Ocado, Waitrose, Fortnum and Mason and independent fine food shops. 

Part of the wider Dalesman Group, they have remained at the forefront of manufacturing the finest selection of seasonings, fine food ingredients, culinary and functional blends and more recently have expanded their gluten free range whilst sticking to their ethos of using no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives throughout.For more information and to buy their award-winning range online visit www.gordonrhodes.co.uk