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A great place to find out what is going on at MK Wholesale - including offers and seasonal product ideas. If you need help finding a food product or just want some advice, please contact us.

Announcing dalziel-online

Announcing - dalziel-online.co.uk 

The long awaited Dalziel Website is now up and running.Screenshot of Dalziel Website

Key Features:

  • You can see promotions, download specifications, live ordering, browse range of products from your local MK Exeter depot.
  • Your delivery schedule is the same as normal, whenever you place you order it automatically allocates the order to the next delivery slot.  (Please place orders before 2pm for guaranteed next day delivery)
  • You can place orders when it suits you, 24/7 365 days a year.
  • Your personalized Quick order list gives you your recent purchases all in 1 place, meaning just a few clicks to place your favourite products.
  • No need to pay online, invoices go to your normal account. 
  • Option to see copies of any unpaid invoices.
  • Secure login.
  • We are constantly improving, suggestions for improvement are always welcome. We want Dalziel-online.co.uk to be the best, by offering exactly what our customers want.

This www.mkwholesale.uk (and its previous www.mkwholesale.co.uk) websites will remain up for the moment, and indeed the initial login will still work on www.mkwholesale.uk, however overtime these will become dated and we strongly encourage all customers to move over to www.dalziel-online.co.uk. 

Please ask your normal telesales representative, or email sales@mkwholesale.co.uk and we will be happy to provide you with your log in details. 

Posted by Alan in News on 29/10/2020

Eat Out at Home

Eat Out at Home – with the Lucas Menu

There’s little doubt that it will be a long time before most people are ready to go back to eating out at cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs, (ah, remember those places?), which means that butchers have an opportunity to go beyond supplying simple meats: Here’s the ideal time to offer meats and ready meals that are similar to those that customers would normally enjoy when they’re eating out.

This is the chance to maintain the momentum and customer base that you have built up during this unprecedented situation.  It’s the time to lock those customers in to your business and to help them think of their local butcher as the place to go when they want something special for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a snack.  Something they can prepare at home that will be great quality and just as delicious as a meal eaten out.  More often than not, it will be much cheaper too!

With this in mind, we’ve put together a “Menu” of options for eating out at home.  Hopefully, our menu will inspire you and give you some fresh ideas that will help you help your customers.  Be adventurous and creative and it will certainly pay dividends.

We’ve carved up the Menu (excuse the pun) into different eating options.  These include “Starters/Snacks/Sharing Platters”, “Ploughman’s Picnic”, “Jacket Potatoes”, “Wraps/Sandwiches/Salads”, “Ready Meals”, “Pie & Mash”, “From the Grill”, “Burgers”, “Side Dishes”, “Lifestyle Choices” and “Children’s Dishes”.  Within each category is a selection of meal choices that you can produce using Lucas ingredients and mixes.  There are recipesdemonstration videos and pictures on our website that give guidance on how to get the best results from your Lucas products – though they’re all very simple to use, sometimes an extra bit of information is useful. 

As time goes on, butchers will need to become more versatile – going beyond the everyday fare of quality meats, sausages and burgers that you would generally produce, to create the illusion of eating out in the home.   You might want to use the Menu as the basis for a series of “specials” for your customers – take away a picnic, bag an all-day breakfast, afternoon tea in a box, something on the side, ploughmans in a pack.  Or, how about making a meal deal: steak with garlic butter and cheesy mash; gammon steak and cauliflower cheese? But remember – that eating out might reflect not just the UK, but eating out on holiday abroad too. With Lucas, you’ll be able to create dishes that emulate holiday flavours, at home.

This is such an exciting time for retail butchers and we’re delighted to be able to work with you to keep us all going as we stay at home for the best eating experience of all!

Posted by Alan in News on 15/06/2020

Butchers shop of the year 2018

Dalziel Ltd are proud sponsors of the 2018 Butchers Shop of the Year Awards.

Butchers Shop of the Year Logo

The event

For 24 years, Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards has endorsed and supported independent butchers – their service, craft skills and quality products.

There are 13 categories to look at and enter. The Awards provide a national platform for positive media attention  – whether a family run independent butchers in a rural location, or a chain of outlets.

The Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards take pride in the integrity of the  two-phase judging process; first is a paper judging via a panel of industry experts and then moves to the coalface, one to one in your store, with our chair of judges.

The finalists are all invited to an exclusive awards lunch  Monday 5thNovember 2018 at Etc. Venues County Hall, London where the final winners are announced

This event is recognised for:

  • Celebrating innovation and achievement
  • A fun-filled lunch
  • Ensuring everyone gets to meetnew people and  time to catch up with old friends
  • Highlighting quality, provenance and community support
Follow the links below for the full entry criteria specific to each category.

Main Categories

Specialist Categories

Posted by Admin in News on 31/05/2018

Snow Day - 2nd March 2018

Due to the current snow weather conditions, there will not be any deliveries made today.

We will make alternative arrangements to deliver your goods at the earliest opportunity, and will advise you as soon as we know.

The office is unlikely to be fully manned today, however you can still place orders with us for future deliveries.

By Email: Emailing sales@mkwholesale.co.uk with your requirements.  

By Online Ordering: for those who place orders online through their customer portal, this is still available today, and is currently the most efficient way of placing orders.   If you do not know your password/username combination please email alan@mkwholesale.co.uk 

By Answerphone: Our answerphone is on, however we expect it to rapidly fill up today, so emailing or online ordering will probably the most effective method of placing orders.

Please do NOT visit our warehouse today for any collections, or deliveries.

Thank you for your understanding.

Below are some useful Website links on the current situation:

Met office 
Devon & Cornwall Police 
Devon County Council 

Posted by Alan in News on 02/03/2018

Christmas Offers 2017

Our 2017 Christmas Product Guide is out NOW!

Packed with seasonal savings, you can't afford to miss out. Stock up with Christmas essentials, buy new products at spectacular prices, and take advantage of multi-buy offers.

Click here to read a digital copy, or call to ask for one today! Why not come and visit our showrooms and warehouse and see the thousands of products we stock?

Posted by Alan in News on 11/12/2017

Christmas Offers 2016

Our 2016 Christmas Product Guide is out NOW!

Packed with seasonal savings, you can't afford to miss out. Stock up with Christmas essentials, buy new products at spectacular prices, and take advantage of multi-buy offers.

MK Xmas Picture

Click here to read a digital copy, or call to ask for one today! Why not come and visit our showrooms and warehouse and see the thousands of products we stock?

Posted by Alan in News on 22/11/2016

Welcome to the new website.

After several months of planning and the taking of many, many pictures, we are pleased to announce the launch of our totally revamped website.

So what's new?.

We have a fresh new look to the website and an improved navigation that will allow you to find the information you need more quickly and easily.

If you are an existing account customer, on request we will send you your password and username (You can choose your own username, or use your email address) which will gain entry to your private web portal. This allows you access to

  • Your pricing information for the products you purchase

  • access to your product specifications

Your web portal will put information at your fingertips, and help fulfil some of the requirements demanded by the E.H.O., F.S.A. etc., and your duties for due diligence.

This new service gives us a fantastic platform to build on as we aim, as always, to continue to develop our service . Future planned developments include:

  • View Statements

  • Track existing orders

  • Place new orders securely online.

We know how busy you are, but if you have a minute, have a browse of our new website and see what you think. It is not yet complete, and still a work in progress, but we’d welcome any feedback, thoughts and ideas.

Please note, If you are using the existing web portal this will still be available, and of course all of the services are available from our dedicated sales team.

Posted by Admin in News on 13/03/2016

You are invited to the MK Ingredients Trade Show!

Download our brochure here!

All are welcome!

 Sunday March 13th 2016 - Doors are open from 10:30am - 4:00pm and entry is Free!

 Whether you're an industry veteran or a new independent trader, you are welcome to come and visit and enjoy an entertaining, informative, fun day out. The event is held on a Sunday to give every business the best possible window of opportunity to come along to the show and join in.

 It is very much a family occasion, so bring the kids! Attendees will also get 25% off admission to Crealy Adventure Park, just a short walk away from the MK building.

What is there to see?

 Over 30 exhibitors will be here to demonstrate and exhibit the latest equipment, ideas and technologies being produced and developed.

 See the latest mincers, sausage fillers and food processors as well as refrigeration and cooking equipment, knives, thermometers and other tools of the trade!

 See the many demonstrations on sausage making, bacon curing and pie making. We sell everything you'll need to do it yourself, and will be on hand to give hints and tips.

 See the latest in knife sharpening machines and learn from the professionals how to keep your equipment in tip top shape!

 Be inspired! There will be displays of the latest in packaging, ticketing and garnishing to give your business that professional look.

What is there to do?

 Tantalise your taste buds with the new flavour developments in spices, sauces and ingredients for 2016! Try some free samples and get those creative juices flowing!

 Pick the brains of the industry experts and take the opportunity to have your say and make your voice heard - Suppliers are keen to get feedback on new products and sometimes reveal things before they hit the market!

  Meet the friendly MK staff - for those who haven't visited us before, it's a great opportunity to put a face to the name! (You have been warned!)

 Have a drink and a pasty and indulge in the hog roast!

 Keep the kids happy with face painting, or why not treat them to a day out at Crealy Adventure Park? Attendees to the MK Trade Show will be able to take advantage of an exclusive offer of 25% off admission!

 There will be prize draws and special offers, so you may walk away with a bargain!

Download our brochure here!

How do I get there?

We are in the Hill Barton Business Park just outside of Exeter, roughly five minutes from Junction 30.

If coming from the M5, take the A376 towards Clyst St. Mary then go straight across the roundabout onto the A3052 Sidmouth road for approximately 2 miles. Turn left into Hill Barton Business Park (directly opposite Crealy, you can't miss it!). Take the second right onto Mushroom Road, then the next left at DHL.

We hope to see you there!

Posted by Technicalsupport in News on 26/01/2016

Jim Beam Sauces

After thorough taste-testing and careful scrutiny from the refined palates of the MK staff, we are pleased to offer a whole range of Jim Beam sauces - all made with genuine Jim Beam® Kentucky Bourbon.

Retail packs of 6 x 240ml are available in Original and Cherry flavours. With their distinctive liqour-bottle shape, these will stand out and fly off the shelves. The glass containers have a premium feel and will make perfect gifts for barbeque aficionados and bourbon lovers alike.

We also stock 2.5kg jars in Original, Cherry and new Maple flavours! These sauces are versatile and can be used to make all sorts of meaty, delicious dishes. Vegetarians need not be left out, as they will add a novel and fresh spin on virtually any recipe.

Don't delay - order yours today!

Posted by Technicalsupport in News on 19/11/2015

Christmas 2015 Offers

Our Christmas Product Guide is out NOW!

Packed with seasonal savings, you can't afford to miss out. Stock up with Christmas essentials, buy new products at spectacular prices, and take advantage of multi-buy offers and free gifts.

Click here to read a digital copy, or call to ask for one today! Why not come and visit our showrooms and warehouse and see the thousands of products we stock?

Posted by Technicalsupport in News on 13/11/2015

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