The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017 – Recognition for our co-operative achievements
April 21, 2017 – 8:09 am | One Comment

The Queen’s Awards are amongst the most prestigious awards in UK, designed to celebrate the outstanding achievements of British businesses. We’ve been recognized for our strong, continued growth in international sales as well as our co-operative ethos and great employment benefits, such as equal pay for all workers and flexible working.

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Food Group Resources
September 16, 2010 – 10:17 am | No Comment
Food Group Resources

Top 100 Shopping List
Find out which products are most popular with our food buying groups. This list provides an insight in to how to save money on your groceries by buying in bulk, and outlines …

How does a food group work?
September 14, 2010 – 3:15 pm | No Comment
How does a food group work?

Buying groups allow families, work colleagues, friends, neighbours or social organisations (e.g. Women’s Institutes) to club together and gain access to wholesome foods at wholesale prices. Our customers find ordering this way more convenient and …

How to start a food group
September 14, 2010 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

I’m interested! What’s the next step?
• Contact the new business team on 01422 313861 or email They can provide you with catalogues, answer any questions you may have and give you access to our …

Food Group Case Study – Ipswich Ripple
September 3, 2010 – 3:29 pm | No Comment
Food Group Case Study – Ipswich Ripple

Ipswich Ripple is a large volunteer run food co-op which was established in the spring of 2007, with over 150 members. On the closure of a local wholefood shop a group of young vegans saw …

Suma visited by Member of Parliament
August 10, 2010 – 3:17 pm | No Comment
Suma visited by Member of Parliament

New Conservative MP for the Calder Valley area, Craig Whittaker visits Suma.

Frozen Foods
August 10, 2010 – 2:47 pm | One Comment
Frozen Foods

Frozen Foods available from Suma

Our frozen food range includes:
We offer a range of organic, frozen pastry including organic puff pastry, organic short crust pastry, sweet short crust pastry and organic filo pastry.
Frozen Fruit and Vegetables
We …

Hijiki and Arsenic Food Scare
August 6, 2010 – 5:29 pm | 4 Comments
Hijiki and Arsenic Food Scare

The FSA has advised people not to consume hijiki seaweed due to levels of arsenic. However Clearspring maintain that their product is safe to eat.

Chilled Foods
August 5, 2010 – 2:41 pm | No Comment
Chilled Foods

Chilled and Refrigerated Foods available from Suma

Our chilled food range includes:
Chilled vegetarian foods, including vegan and dairy-free alternatives to meat and dairy from top ethical brands.
Dairy Products
We sell organic cheese, milk, butter and yogurts. …

Bulk Commodities
August 3, 2010 – 3:55 pm | One Comment
Bulk Commodities

Bulk foods / commodities available from Suma
We sell organic and non organic natural foods in bulk quantities, most available in 25kg quantities or bagged down to 10kg, 5kg, 3kg and 1kg.

Our bulk food commodities includes:

Alcoholic Drinks
August 3, 2010 – 2:47 pm | 2 Comments
Alcoholic Drinks

Wines, Beers, Ciders and Spirits available from Suma
When you’re drinking a fine wine that has been made with passion, you can tell it’s special. Which is why we carefully select our collection of high quality …