Agriculture and horticulture have always faced fluctuating
conditions and prosperity and the industry is once again experiencing a
period of significant change. After several decades where food security
has been low on government agendas and householders have enjoyed high
quality food at relatively cheap prices, the current situation has seen
the unit price of staple foodstuffs like bread, milk, eggs, vegetables
and meat increase significantly.
At Hutchinsons, long term commitment to customers and staff continues
to ensure that the business will be able to successfully meet the needs
and improve profitability of farmers and growers in the future.Hutchinsons
recognises that the people working within the business are the
essential ingredient in maintaining and enhancing the quality of service
offered to their customers.
This philosophy, allied to technological advances and continuity of management has proved to be a key strength. Hutchinsons employs over 350 staff, of which more than half are directly involved with customer service and agronomic relationships. Behind the front-line agronomists are an efficient and dedicated team of stores personnel, delivery drivers and office staff who provide high quality customer support and service.