BRAMBLE FOODS is a family-run business, set up in 2008 by brothers, Nigel and Tony Foster and industry stalwarts, Chris Neville and Ken Osborne.

The Foster family has been in the food manufacture and distribution business since the 1970s, starting in south Leicestershire with a single van, selling biscuits to the independent retailer.

More than forty years on, Nigel and Tony are the second generation of Fosters to head up one of the country’s leading suppliers of ambient foods, employing over 100 local people (a handful of whom have worked for the Fosters family since the early days).

Bramble Foods manufactures and distributes a comprehensive range of fine, ambient foods, specialising in the independent retail and gift market. We hold and distribute a number of specially selected brands which, combined with the Bramble Foods products, offer the discerning retailer an unrivalled range of high quality foods and confectionery. Our goal is to provide the independent retailer with a one-stop-shop.

Bramble Foods currently operates over two sites, both in Market Harborough. The head office and on-site bakery are on Crosby Road, while the manufacture of jams and chutneys takes place across town at at our Riverside End facility.

In our on-site bakery, we love to bake, making many a cake-lover happy with our dedication to baking some of the UK’s finest traditional cakes and tray bakes. Our loyal team of Master Bakers are always keen to deliver product excellence and innovation and are proud of every cake we bake.

Over at our preserving and pickling plant, we take pride in preserving nature’s best, making a fabulous range of preserves, pickles and chutneys. Our experienced team of preserving staff develops original, award-winning recipes to suit all palates, sourcing all our ingredients with great care to ensure our jars are bursting with that unmistakable homemade taste.

At Bramble Foods, nearly everyone we employ is from the local community. We also source as many products as possible from local suppliers. Where products are unavailable locally, we ensure that all ingredients are responsibly sourced and meet our exacting high standards for quality.

After 12 years of expansion, Bramble Foods is a well-established and trusted wholesaler and distributor. Our customers love our products and know they can rely on Bramble to fulfil their orders in a timely manner, come rain or shine. 

But the core of our business is food production. Year on year, we have increased the output of our manufacturing facilities, constantly innovating and maintaining the highest standards.