How to select the best distribution companies in 2021

The food distribution service industry in the UAE has definitely been impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. However, some of the best wholesale distributors, including Al Maya Trading, still managed to prepare themselves and overcome the obstacles resulting from the outbreak. The demand for frozen goods and packaged products increased significantly after the outbreak since people were practising social distancing at home, and everyone preferred opting for healthier, packaged foods.

Not only that, there are many wholesale distributors worldwide that are still helping many small hotels, grocery shops, general stores, fast-food chains, or restaurants thrive in the food and beverage industry to a significant extent. If you run a restaurant, hotel, general store, or a fast-food chain, you’re bound to be influenced by the idea of tying up with a food distribution service company for a variety of products. No matter how big or small your food business is, the quality of your products is surely determined by the quality of the ingredients used, as well as the quality of the services. Moreover, even grocery shops or bakery shops collaborate with reliable food distribution companies to ensure a seamless supply of packaged, frozen foods and beverages. So, if your business falls under the umbrella of the food and beverage industry, it’s an incredibly brilliant move to select distribution companies that you can rely on and that make the entire process of gathering the ingredients, storing them, and retaining their freshness, more convenient for you.

So, here are some questions you should ask yourself, before you select the best food distribution companies in the UAE for your brand.

Do they have what you need?

If the ingredients that your products require are not available, then there’s no point in contacting the distributor. So, first check if the wholesale food distributors that you’re working with, supply all the products that you require. You might not find one distributor that gives all the products but make sure that you minimize the number of distributors you collaborate with. It just simplifies the ordering and delivery process.

How do they freeze their products?

This is a valid question to ask your preferred distribution companies, since how they freeze their foods essentially determines the taste as well as the quality of products. One of the most failsafe techniques used by food distributors to freeze their ingredients is Flash Freezing, also called IQF, i.e. Individually Quick Freezing.

How smooth is their supply chain system?

If their supply chain system is strengthened by a vast warehousing space and the right tools and technologies required to keep the products fresh throughout the process of delivering them, they’re the right choice for you. Ask them questions, like:

  • What tools do they opt for at every stage?
  • Do they store products effectively?
  • How do they maintain the temperature while carrying products?

Check if there are any environmental concerns

All the processes and operations that your preferred wholesale distributors undertake should be devoid of any environmental concerns since it’s vital for you to check if their practices lead to a negative environmental impact. So, collaborate with food distributors that integrate sustainability seamlessly into their supply chain system, and have multiple distribution centres across the city.

We, at Al Maya Distribution, are one of the most renowned food distributors in the UAE. We offer a wide range of products, including packaged foods, drinks, and beverages, as we’ve tied up with a variety of brands from all over the world, including Japan, India, the USA, Australia, Spain, South Africa, and Ireland. Our clients have shared a long relationship with us, which is driven by immense trust, as we not only ensure that they get the best quality of products, but also ensure that there is a consistent, smooth supply.

So, with over 100 delivery vehicles, 1 million square feet of warehousing space, and several state-of-the-art warehouse management systems, we yearn to consistently deliver excellence. So, if you're in search of one of the top food distribution companies in the UAE., find out more here!

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