We are the problem stock people. We’re Shropshire Trading, and we’re the UK’s most efficient, effective, trusted and successful providers of problem stock solutions to the food industry. We buy and sell excess, residual, short-dated problem stock, discontinued lines, overruns, cancelled orders, short life products and more.
Whatever your challenge – and however tight your deadlines – you can rely on us to get the job done. After all, we’ve been partnering with major UK and European FMCG brands such as yours for over twenty years.
-Vanessa Fairfax Woods (Trading Director)
We pride ourselves as being:
Really, we are. We won’t mess you around, we’re upfront and honest, credit safe and our processes are completely transparent. All of which sounds a bit serious for a bunch of people who enjoy what they do.
We always go the extra mile to find the right home for your stock – and by “right”, we mean the one most appropriate for your brand, rather than just the first on the taxi rank.
We’ve over 1,500 suppliers – many of whom have been with us since we first started trading some twenty years ago – and they trust us to get the job done. It really is as simple as that.
I’m pleased to see that the food industry has caught up: sustainability is a fashionable term nowadays, but for us, it’s always been part of who we are as a company.”
“I’d worked within the food industry for a number of years, but I was finding myself increasingly angry at the way so much good food went to waste. That’s why I set up Shropshire Trading: I knew that there was a market for short-dated, residual and so-called problem stock, but at the time very few companies were doing it properly.’