Under today’s trading conditions it is necessary to choose from a range of possible routes-to-market in order to find the best answer to any wine-supply question. We ship 2 Million cases of wine each year, have experience of all the options and are well placed to give advice or facilitate arrangements.
We have been active intermediaries between UK wine retailers and wineries since Raisin Social’s inception. Free-on-Board shipping of finished goods on a full-container or groupage basis often offers optimal efficiency within the supply chain, and we have excellent knowledge of both deep-sea and overland routings.
Under some circumstances it can be more cost-effective to ship goods in bulk for local packaging closer to the target market. We have shipped bulk goods for UK retailers’ own labels and also for overseas brands, and have developed excellent contacts with bottlers and fillers as a result. We have the expertise to oversee the technical aspects and to minimize the risks involved.
Our UK bonded warehouse allows us to hold ready-use stock of low volume product lines and to ensure a smooth and consistent supply of goods to market.