Henham craft brewers sign contract to supply Co-op

Brothers James (left) and Edward Hoskins of Saffron Brewery

Brothers James (left) and Edward Hoskins of Saffron Brewery


A Henham-based craft brewery is celebrating after signing a contract to supply the Co-op with two of its ales.

Saffron Brewery, which is family run, will supply around 60 of the community retailer stores with its Saffron Blonde and Dawn ‘til Dusk ales.

The deal comes as the Co-op launches a small producer charter to support and provide opportunities to champion local suppliers.

Peter Hoskins, director at Saffron Brewery, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Co-op. Its heritage, values and community-based approach is a great fit with our business.

“To reach more local communities is a great opportunity and will further support our business development, building awareness of our brand and opening up new markets for our business in communities across the region.”

Judy Naylor, ranging manager for the Co-op, said: “It’s exciting to collaborate with breweries such as Saffron. The quality, passion and innovation of smaller producers makes these prized local products and we are delighted to give them pride of place in our stores.

“We know that the provenance of food and drink really matters to our customers, and we are committed to investing in the UK economy and providing new opportunities to showcase and celebrate great British food and drink producers.”

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