Keeping it in the Family
We’ve talked in previous blogs about our lovely family business and how great the Pasta Factory team is to work with. We are also lucky enough to have wonderful customers and business- partners.
If you’ve ever run a business, you will know how important it is to get along with the people you work with.
We recently teamed up with an exciting new company called Früt as a supplier of our pasta – also a family-run business.
Nic van Nes is the driving force behind the business, Nic’s mother is the MD and his father is also involved. If you ever talk to Nic, you will hear the enthusiasm and passion in his voice. This is a man who really believes in his business! Nic tells me that they started a year and 3 months ago with two retail outlets, and they have only just moved into the online market. This is a growing sector in SA and we are catching up now with the UK in this regards thanks to people like Nic.
What is Früt all about?
So what is Früt all about? In a nutshell, Früt are a supplier of natural, healthy foods at affordable prices. You can place an order online and have it delivered to your door – how amazing is that!
Nic and his family are passionate about promoting a healthy-living lifestyle – particularly allowing more people to indulge in wholesome, raw, preservative-free, delicious foods. By using frozen foods, you also minimize on wastage as you can keep it for much longer.
So, how do they manage to provide their products at such great prices? Basically, by using their buying power, Früt can negotiate good prices with their suppliers and buy in bulk, therefore passing the savings onto their customers. It’s really a no-brainer!
I asked Nic about his relationship with the Pasta Factory to which he replied:
They are all fantastic and Katharina is an absolute gem!
He also commented that the Pasta Factory team has been great and they will bend over backwards to make sure his orders get to him the next day if needed. Nic is very much looking forward to growing the relationship as his business progresses.
From our side, we can see the value in Früt’s business, and we support their ethos of providing good quality, wholesome products. We wish Nic and his team all the best with their venture and feel sure it will go from strength to strength.
Make sure you check out their website – so you can stock up your freezer with yummy pasta and frozen fruit for your summer smoothies!