We focus mainly on non-perishable food, plus some household products, toileteries and seasonal goodies.

When Rood Food started up, we considered bulk-buying seasonal fruit and veg from a local source such as Sunnyfields, but felt we could not take the overhead of storage plus risk of being left with dozens of rotting lettuces! 

We can however order both chilled and frozen food through Essential Trading.

Brands

Our wholesale suppliers stock many brands such as Clipper tea/coffee, Doves flour and Rude Health cereals and drinks, that often now also appear in supermarkets. Other brands, such as Faith in Nature toilteries, Bio D household cleaning products, Natex, Suma etc. will be familiar to anyone who has checked out community-based retailers such as RiceUp in Hanover Buildings, Southampton, Wild Thyme in Portsmouth and True Food in Reading.

Both Infinity and Essential Trading also supply own-label packets of nuts, seeds, cereals, dried fruit etc.

Over the 6 years we've been operating, apart from a few breakages, we've had no problems with the quality of anything we have bought from these suppliers.