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What are the current challenges and main drivers for your business?
The ongoing introduction of new and amended food regulations proves a constant challenge to adhere to, but with forward planning and strict implementation we are able to keep ahead of these changes.
On top of this we have been working hard on our development program to ensure we keep revitalising and improving our offer.
This year we are launching in our Crown Choice dessert range nine updated recipes and will be showcasing them on stands 45 – 46 at the HCA National Leadership and Development Forum in Liverpool, 14th & 15th April.
The range consists of desserts to cover all preferences. From hot to cold, rich to light, there is something which can accommodate anyone who enjoys a sweet dish. Desserts in the range include some traditional sweets such as bread and butter pudding, apple pie with farmhouse chunks of apple and a date and apple crunch.
What advice are you offering your customers?
Continue to work in partnership with us and to give feedback, whether good or bad, it’s all useful to enable us to deliver the best possible product.
Are you working on partnerships/initiatives with anyone in particular?
We work alongside our customers and suppliers very closely to enable us to continue offering the best we can. There is not one in particular as all are important to us.
What are your bestsellers?
At Anglia Crown our best sellers are always to be found within our more traditional dishes, because we supply primarily into the health care market with older people making up the largest percentage of this. These include our award winning lasagne, shepherd’s pie, fish in parsley sauce and many of our casseroles and roast meats.
Any particular trends spurring on your product development plans?
We are always keeping abreast of new ideas and trends that could affect our product portfolio at Anglia Crown to ensure we provide a product offer that fits in with our client needs. Being part of a much bigger group gives us access to all up and coming trends within the UK and abroad. We are currently working on some exciting ideas that I hope can be shared with our customers very soon.
We champion patient choice at Anglia Crown and like to ensure that we provide an extensive range to fit multiple dietary needs. Just last year we developed and launched ten new vegetarian and vegan dishes to provide greater choice for those who choose to eat less meat for health or personal reasons.
Within the range we developed three pan-Asian and Indian meals including a Quorn™ sweet and sour, a creamy lentil tomato and cauliflower Daal and an appealing mild vegetable Jalfrezi curry. Ensuring a consistent and appealing texture, whilst retaining flavour is a fundamental element for all new Anglia Crown products, but it’s particularly important for speciality diets such as meat-free.
Anglia Crown Ltd
Anglia Crown is an award winning manufacturer and distributor of chilled and frozen prepared meals for the NHS and healthcare sectors. Championing patient choice, it delivers a nutritious range of multi and single portion meals to over 100 sites nationwide. Anglia Crown is part of Bakkavor.
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