We’ve been buying and selling fruit, veg and flowers at New Spitalfields Market since 1991 and many of the companies in the market have family roots that spread far further back into the mists of time.
It’s often said in our industry that once you catch the wholesale market bug, it will never leave you and that’s why you’ll find fifth and sixth generation family firms in our market, trading fresh produce through the night with the same passion and expertise as their ancestors did in the old Spitalfields Market, or just down the road, in Stratford.
Their knowledge and experience is second to none and the strength of the market has been added to since it moved to Leyton by a plethora of businesses rooted in different ethnic backgrounds, who largely specialise in the African, Asian or Eastern European products most in demand within their own cultural communities.
It all makes for a great mix of cultures and the incredible array of products sold by our wholesale and foodservice traders every day is bought by them to meet the demand of any trade customer’s budget and underpins the businesses of street traders, independent greengrocers, secondary wholesalers, cafés, canteens and restaurants for miles around.
This is a great place to work too – whether you’re 16 or 75, there’s a job for you. Find out if you’re like us. Because this is what we do and we love it!