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Welcome to Suma!

Who and What is Suma?

Suma is the largest independent distributor of whole and organic food in the UK.
Suma specialises in vegetarian, fairly traded, organic and natural products.
Suma is a worker’s cooperative – it is owned and managed by its workers, who have spent the past 30 years supplying the highest quality products and unequalled customer service supported by an uncompromising passion for ethical trading.

How do we Work?

Being a workers’ cooperative is one of the fundamental keys to Suma’s success.
Suma operates a truly democratic system of management.  All business decisions are made at regular meetings with the consent of every cooperative member – there’s no chief executive, no managing director and no company chairman.  In practice, this means that our day-to-day work is carried out by self-managing teams of workers who are all paid the same, and who all enjoy an equal voice and an equal stake in the success of the business.

Ethics are important to us

Ethical trading is something Suma has been doing since it first started and it is just as important to us now. We are very careful to minimise the impact of our business on our environment and that concept extends from the energy we use to run our warehouse and offices, to the way we pay the producers of the food we sell.

Who do we sell to?

As well as serving the needs of our local, UK-based customers, Suma also exports to many areas of the World.  Our specialist export team is on hand throughout the working week from 0800 to 1500 (GMT/BST) and they see every order through from the very first call to eventual despatch, giving friendly advice and support

If you want to know more about our Export Service, or want to open an account with us, please contact the Export Team by e-mail: export@suma.coop;  or by phoning:
+44 (0) 1422  313842.