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Artisan Stroud company secure flying food deal with British Airways

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STROUD-BASED Kitchen Garden Foods are celebrating a major deal with British Airways.

And despite the recent Covid setbacks, the flag carrier airline for the UK has placed an order with the evolving Stroud business who will supply the airline with their popular Wolfys porridge & couscous pots.

Commercial Director and joint owner, James Horwood, pictured right with business partner James Moinet, said: “Getting a listing with British Airways has been years in the making.

“A major airline listing was always one of my main goals when I joined the business and has been a company ambition for years more.  That goal was finally achieved in the latter part of 2020 when I was in conversation with them, via Tourvest (who facilitate the supply), about a potential opportunity for their new menu.”

Horwood added: “After many samples, product development and back and forth conversation, I had the confirmation that British Airways loved the product and were going to list not one, but two lines. For us, as a small family run business, this is a really special feather in our cap and something that puts our amazing town on the map.”

“We’ve seen some delays during Covid, expectedly, but their first order is due to leave us in January and as covid restrictions lift we’ll see an increase of orders, giving our company really excellent growth” He added: “Its great to see our Stroud-made product hitting many thousands of flights.”

Wolfys Creamy Honey (which was designed especially for British Airways) and Root Veg Couscous will be on all short-haul and non-EU flights.

Wolfys has seen excellent success since its conception with national listings including Waitrose, CO-OP, Booths, Ocado, GWR Trains, East Midlands Trains, Flybe (crew bags), Eurowings and hundreds of independent coffee shops and retailers. 

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