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Helping to feed the nation

A Calor lorry driving in between green meadows in the countryside
With the ongoing uncertainty caused by the global health crisis, many businesses are having to adjust the way that they operate. Here at Calor, we have altered some of our business functions too, including increased deliveries to better support our customers when they need it most and the introduction of safety measures, such as maintaining social distancing while on site, to protect our staff and customers.

Of course, while many businesses are facing difficult times, there are also several businesses and industries which have seen a spike in demand as a result of the crisis, such as those working in essential industries, including the agricultural sector.

In fact, the vital task of making sure the nation is fed has seen many of our customers working within the food supply chain require extra fuel supplies to meet increased demand. This has meant that not only have we had to become more flexible to their business needs, but we have had to adapt very quickly too. 

We were delighted when Avara Foods, one of the UK’s largest food businesses supplying supermarkets across the country, and a long-standing Calor customer, recently got in touch to share a letter of thanks with us. 

The heartfelt note detailed the important part the fuel we supply plays in making sure Avara Foods can feed the nation.
Scott Wilson, Head of Procurement – Agriculture & Commodities at Avara Foods said: “As a food business we rely heavily on our supply chain to ensure we can put food on people’s tables. As we continue to face uncertain times, the role our suppliers, such as Calor, play in supporting our business is more important than ever.”

Stuart Viney, National Accounts Manager at Calor added: “Working together with a number of businesses in the agricultural sector, we’ve seen a spike in demand from many of our customers as they look to increase their operations to keep shelves stocked. 

“Having worked with Avara Foods for a long time, we understand the business challenges it faces and the role we play in supplying the critical fuel it needs. As a result, we maintained quick response to this increase in supply without any loss in service. 

“Continued investment in our infrastructure ensures that we have the LPG available alongside the resource to store and deliver it, meaning we are best placed to meet our customer’s needs.”  
As a key supplier to Avara Foods and other businesses within the agricultural industry, it is great that our efforts to support customers are being recognised during this challenging time.

For more information on how Calor can support your business during this time, visit: https://www.calor.co.uk/cv-statement