UK-wide next day deliveries of fresh produce by APC Overnight are a key to the success of Cornish fish producer, Kernowsashimi. The specialist supplier of fresh locally caught fish, including sashimi-grade produce for Japanese restaurants, based on the Slow Food principles, works closely with the local APC Overnight depot to ensure that its produce gets to customers in pristine condition by 12 noon each day, regardless of their location.
APC Carn Logistics in Redruth plays an important part in Kernowsashimi’s rapid delivery supply chain. The depot provides the flexibility needed by Kernowsashimi to supply its customers with a range of fish, such as fresh hand-picked crab meat – including spider crab – red mullet, monkfish, pollack, sole, plaice and turbot.
"We have provisional order lists for each of our customers, but until we have actually landed the fish we don’t have a full view of our available stocks. To ensure that our produce is of the highest quality and freshness, we have to work quickly. As soon as we know the day’s catch, we contact our customers to confirm their orders and pack and despatch each consignment. These are collected by APC Carn Logistics and then fed into the APC Overnight network for morning delivery. Speedy delivery works extremely well for us and ensures freshness," says Dylan Bean, co-owner, Kernowsashimi.
Kernowsashimi is family-owned and managed by the Bean family, which has been in the business for more than 35 years. The Kernowsashimi brand is five years old and APC Overnight has supplied its services to the company since its early beginnings.
"APC Overnight has been with us since the start of Kernowsashimi. The flexibility of its late collections is important to us, particularly if we are running late ourselves. We can even deliver the parcels ourselves to the local depot if we need to, which at times can be a big help," says Dylan Bean.
Kernowsashimi is a member of Slow Food UK, a movement that campaigns for "good, clean and fair" food. Slow Food UK aims to protect and preserve the traditional foods of the United Kingdom, defend biodiversity and promote food education. It is a non-profit, member-supported organisation that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how food choices affect the rest of the world.