BBS & Zarecki Foods

New partnership with Bösch Boden Spies means growth in Continental Europe for J.O. Sims Ltd and Zarecki Foods

J.O. Sims are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of fresh fruit, fruit ingredients and healthy snacks.

This long-established family business, whose expertise extends to growing fruit internationally, has recently partnered with their German counterpart, Bösch Boden Spies to expand into Continental Europe.

The Pan-European supplier of preserved fruit, nuts and functional ingredients, has acquired a stake in the Polish fruit processor Zarecki Foods, co-founded by J.O. Sims.

The modern, state of the art apple drying facility, is perfectly situated in Poland, in the heart of the largest apple growing area in Europe. Zarecki Foods have become well known for their sustainable cultivation and processing of high-quality apple products, achieving the BRC AA standard in quality and food safety.

J.O. Sims and Zarecki transform this vitamin C-rich, high-fibre, natural and healthy snack into real food ingredients for breakfast cereals, fruit bars and baked goods. J.O. Sims hold the exclusive marketing rights for the apple products in the UK and Ireland. This exciting new partnership with Bösch Boden Spies will aid distribution of products to all markets across Continental Europe.

Managing Partner, Dirk Schmidt was pleased to announce, “After 107 years as a classic trader of raw materials, we are opening a new chapter in the history of Bösch Boden Spies and expanding our portfolio to include the processing of our food ingredients.”

Zarecki Foods Managing Director, Marcin Sosnicki is excited about the potential of this new partnership; “Bösch Boden Spies are well experienced and have a Europe-wide network which perfectly complements what we do here at Zarecki Foods.”

Christopher Sims, Managing Director of J.O. Sims, commented, “This new exciting partnership will offer enormous potential for the future processing of food ingredients. With the excellent processing competence of Zarecki Foods and the vast experience of Bösch Boden Spies, we will be able to expand the service offers for our customers”

The new partnership will see significant growth for all stakeholders and continue to raise the standards within the ingredients sector.

About J.O. Sims Ltd

Based in Spalding Lincolnshire, J.O. Sims is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of fresh fruit, fruit ingredients and healthy snacks. The company farms over 1,000 acres of cherry and apple orchards worldwide and is the UK’s largest supplier of cranberries and wild blueberries. Since it was founded in 1896 by Josiah Oliver Sims, the business has built a series of long lasting relationships with leading quality growers and processors around the world, to bring a wide variety of fresh fruit and innovative fruit ingredient solutions to the UK markets.

About Bösch Boden Spies

Bösch Boden Spies is one of Europe’s leading full-service B-to-B suppliers of preserved fruits and nuts as well as functional ingredients for the retail and food industry. Based on exclusive partnerships with the world’s leading quality producers, we have been importing raw materials for over 100 years and develop innovative product solutions together with our customers in the categories of trail mixes and snacks, chocolate and confectionery, bakery products, dairy products, beverages, savoury and healthcare nutrition.