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The cooked meat specialists

The cooked meat specialists

Loscoe Chilled Foods are meat specialists. We produce a full range of superior quality meat products. All meats, cooked and uncooked, in multiple formats and offering unlimited variation tailor-made to the customer’s exact specification as well as deli meats like chorizo, pastrami and corned beef.

History

The Loscoe Chilled Foods story began in 1895 when Edward Ryde opened his modest butchers shop under the name Edward Ryde & Sons in the small Derbyshire town of Belper.

Having operated for three generations, Edward Ryde & Sons was bought by Edward’s grandson, Edward B Ryde, in 1960.

Under new ownership the business flourished. From a small factory in the back, Edward produced his own cooked meats, bacon, pies and pork dripping for the shop and other local business.

In 1967 Edward’s son Robert joined the expanding business.

By 1970 the business had outgrown its premises and moved to a newly built factory at our current home in Loscoe, Derbyshire. Through numerous extensions and the purchase of a second factory in Loscoe the business grew and evolved into what is now Loscoe Chilled Foods Ltd.

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Edward Ryde started Edward Ryde & Sons as a butchers shop in Belper, Derbyshire.

Edward B Ryde bought Edward Ryde & Sons to take sole control of the business.

Edward Ryde & Sons move to a new factory in Loscoe, Derbyshire.

Having reached full capacity the factory was extended.

Another extension.

Another extension.

Restructuring the business, Edward Ryde & Sons became Loscoe Chilled Foods Ltd and Michael Swift became the first managing director from outside the Ryde family.

We bought another new factory and invested heavily developing a product slicing and dicing operation.

Awarded first BRC accreditation.

Awarded M & S Approved Supplier status.

Awarded Red Tractor and SMETA approvals.

Extensive factory redevelopment to create a new and expanded high care facility.

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We produce a full range of superior quality meat products. All meats, cooked and uncooked, in multiple formats and offering unlimited variation tailor made to the customer’s exact specification as well as deli meats like chorizo, pastrami and corned beef.

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