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Company History

Our History

1935milk bottle
The founder of the business, Eric Chadd, moves to Bude from Hereford and finds work as a milk roundsman.
After the war Eric works for Bude Dairies before deciding to branch out on his own.
Eric and his wide Francis open a retail shop in Lansdown Road. One of their first customers was the Ministry of Works at Cleave Camp Morwenstow.
1960sbramble hill
Eric's son Nick joins the business and Chadds make the move to Cash and Carry premises at Bramble Hill, in Bude.
1970s & 80s
Over time the retail side was closed down to concentrate on the thriving Wholesale and Catering Supplies business.
Chadds joined the Sterling Super Group which increases the range of food they are able to offer.
Chadds acquire Foodsmiths who focus on local, speciality and fine ingredients.
20123rd gen
Nick's son Nigel is made Managing Director, the third generation of the family to run the business.
All the Chadds family are involved in building the business to secure a lasting future.

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