Artisan Food Club for Producers
The Artisan Food Club (AFC), founded in 2013 by Marcus, it is a collaborative of UK artisan producers many of which are start-up companies. Please see the AFC brochure below to look at the wonderful companies which make the club the success it is today. Some will be familiar but many are new and the numbers are swelling.
Marcus is the passion behind setting up the club he wanted to create a vehicle for independent shops and artisan producers to find each other and work together with the minimum of fuss. In real terms we are a drop shipping company which means we look after everything except the shipping.
You are essentially outsource sales and finding new shop. We intern represent you with our shops and and guide you to grow your company. Many of our food brands request support and direction for launching into market. We are much more than a wholesaler, we work with you to grow.
AFC initiates the introductions to retailers and help secure continued sales, which is why we are recognised as pivotal to the success of our independents today.
Since founding the Food Club we have been very clear that no one should make any money until something is sold. As much as we would love to charge for brochure entries, adverts and listing fees, we stand by our guns and remain a 100% sales funded company working on a % of sales only.
Our aim is to save you and the shops time with administration making the job of just working with shops to build relationships and sales.
Please get intouch if you would liek to chat more
Cheers and speak soon
Marcus, Robert, Aylie and Olly
Please feel free to PHONE me or drop me an email. If you do email and not had word back in 24-36 hours best to phone - 07971 270299 :-) - Cheers Marcus
Some kind words from artisan producers in the club or marcus has worked with
Doisy and Dam
I wish you the best of luck and I really hope sometime soon I'll finally get a free moment to come to one of your monthly meetings!!
Best, Richard - www.doisyanddam.com
The Artisan Food Club genuinely helps small artisan producers -new and more established- reach new markets. The Club is particularly good at introducing stores to fantastic new products that they just would not normally come across through normal distribution channels. This may seem hard to believe, but the team at the Club are just as passionate about the products they work with as the artisans who make them! The innovative central invoicing system makes using the Club very easy and efficient for producers and stores. Whether you are a small food producer or an independent shop owner, we would highly recommend that you give the services of the Artisan Food Club a try!
James "Bim" & Nicola Adedeji - www.bimskitchen.com
Hastings Ketchup - Lemon
Cheers Gavin - www.hastingsketchup.co.uk
The Artisan Kitchen
We like distributing directly to our customers & Marcus and his team are an extension of our sales team and are a joy to work with. The additional support Marcus provides is invaluable, through knowledge of food sales, distribution & foodie networking meetings - the Food Club offers a comprehensive & collaborative working relationship which is simple & works.
Kind regards Sarah Churchill - www.theartisankitchen.co.uk
The French Dressing Company
Not only has he been keen to promote Rossa Ice Cream, his advice and guidance to us as a young family run business has been invaluable. This has been given willingly and is all part of the way of living for large family relationships which are close to Marcus's heart.
Rossa is in a far stronger position because of Marcus & his team and through him I have no doubt that the Artisan Food Club will grow and grow and eventually educate the world that independent family run businesses are far better than larger conglomerates who are trying to dictate the market at a disadvantage to British Farmers.
Also a mention to Cristina who works as hard & tirelessly as Marcus. Between the two of them, the world is their oyster!
As Marcus would say 'Happy Days' - www.rossaicecream.com
Smoke & Pickle
Abernethy Butter Company
Allison Abernethy – Director www.abernethybuttercompany.com