Hider Foods

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It’s 1965 and you can buy yourself a very beautiful E-type Jaguar for £1,867, and why not? A gallon of petrol costs 26p. With the bossa nova rhythm of ‘The Girl From Ipanema’ drifting from your radio, you can drive to the local pictures and watch Goldfinger in the  comfort of a dralon seat. The song is interrupted with the announcement that the first man has walked in space. Hider Food Imports Limited have unloaded from Hull quayside their first ever imports of nuts and dried fruits. Douglas Hider opens the doors for business on Robinson Row, Hull Old Town, and his fine food family business is born.

Here at Hider, we are very proud of our heritage as a business which grew from historic Hull the  ‘third port of England’ .  An ancient trading and merchant’s city, Hull is steeped in history, and has immeasurably contributed to the commercial growth of the North of England., and beyond.

After 60 years in the Fruit and Nut business, Douglas Hider retired in 1982, handing over control of the Chairmanship to his son, David Hider, who had joined the business in 1979. The third generation of managing the family business, now falls to the Joint Managing Directorship between Duncan Hider (joined 1996), son of David, and Mike Thirkettle (joined 1981).

Hider Food Imports Limited have gained a reputation for supplying quality products which are delivered by our own expanding fleet of vehicles. A dedicated telesales department is employed to support our external sales team in order to provide all customers with a rapid response to any specific requirements.

Our best selling brands include Green & Black’s, RJ’s Licorice, Fudges Bakery, Botham’s of Whitby, Mrs Crimble’s, Border Biscuits, Fentimans, Belvoir Drinks, Walkers Shortbread and Buderim Ginger.

We are direct importers of the best-selling Hazer Baba Turkish Delight, traditional Tuscan specialities from Corsini, genuine Bavarian Organic Breads, seasonal Christmas Stollen from Schlunder Brot und Kuchen and Clement Faugier Chestnuts.

We produce Christmas and Easter brochures each year which feature a superb range of luxury gift food, as well as our regular quarterly product list.

Presented under our ‘Hider own-label’ is a wide range of pre-packed nuts, snacks, dried fruit, confectionery and pulses with merchandising and display stands available to enhance the attractive label.  Our ‘Essence of Quality’ brand is testimony to the fact that we only sell the best