Rogers Wholesale Foods Ltd started its journey in 2015 when Roger & Mark opened their first warehouse in Wimbourne, Dorset. Roger had taken a new warehouse too big for his current pie and pasty business and Mark, with the idea of wanting to show people that they could largely ignore best before dates whilst making amazing savings on their food shopping, set about working to show the public and educate people on the difference between 'Best Before' and 'Use By'.
Driven by a recognition that many people struggle to buy enough food on limited budgets, or are simply looking for greater value for money, Roger and Mark decided to offer the public a way of saving significant money on their food shop with no strings attached.
All our warehouses are open to the public, 7 days a week. There is no membership required and you can just turn up whenever you want during opening hours, browse and shop at your convenience, and we'll even help you to your car with your purchase if you need it. We also take credit cards, debit card as well as Apple Pay, Android Pay, Google Pay and cash.
Customer demand for more choice encouranged us to move to much bigger premises and we now have 3 warehouse - in Poole, Southampton and our most recent opening was our flagship warehouse in Plymouth. We plan to continue our expansion into other areas during 2018/19.
As specialists in gone past best before, and short dated, Rogers Wholesale Foods stock over 2000 product lines in our warehouses including well-known big brands across an extensive range of drinks and tinned, jar and dried foods. Some of our customer's favourite items are cereals, pasta, crisps, biscuits, sweets....... We also stock gluten-free and 'free from' products.
We do not stock anything past its 'Use By' date so all our products are safe to eat.
What's the difference between 'Best before' and 'Use by' dates?
The 'Best Before' date relates to food quality. Food can be sold, redistributed or consumed after this date but it may lose taste, texture or color but that virtually never happens with the superb packaging our food comes in these days.
The 'Use by' date relates to food safety and these items are normally meat, fish and unpasteurised cheese. These cannot be sold, redistributed or consumed after this date as they could then make you ill.
Every year in the UK over 7 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away, a huge amount of it past its 'Best before' date but still good to eat.
It is very easy to get in touch with us.
Rogers Wholesale Foods
Unit 2 Burrington Business Park
Tel: 01752 770233
(Just off the Old Wareham Road)
32 - 33 Chalwyn Industrial Estate
Tel: 01202 730614 Option 1
Unit 6 Manor Industrial Estate
Manor House Avenue
Tel: 01202 730614 Option 2