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Nellist and Company is the largest independent fruit and vegetable wholesaler in the area as well as one of the oldest and most established companies in Hull.

Imports take place on a daily basis as do collections and deliveries from local growers, ensuring that the produce is as fresh as it could possibly be at the most competitive prices.

Generation after generation of Nellist's have been engaged in the fruit industry in Hull. In fact it is the oldest independent family fruit business, with at one time having three generations working together at the firm. Clarence Nellist was still working at the age of 90. His son Stanley came out of the Royal Navy in the early 1920's to join the firm. His grandson Brian retired at the age of 76. Brian's son Michael is now in charge and his son Jamie makes it the fourth generation this century to carry on the family tradition.

With the advent of supermarkets and the loss of thousands of retail outlets, business had to change. And so from being one of the largest fruit and vegetable importers selling in bulk to merchants the length and breadth of the UK, supplying most of the pickle manufacturers, having a frozen food business in Gateshead our business expertise has been streamlined to now supply Hospitals, Schools, Hotels, Restaurants, Public Houses, Farm shops as well as the remaining Merchants and retail outlets. This means broader additions to our imports, specialising in exotic fruits and vegetables as well as an expansion into prepared fruit and vegetables and a fleet of vans to ensure a quick and speedy delivery to all parts of Yorkshire. So if you have tried the rest why not try the best? You will not be disappointed with quality or price.

As we operate mainly on a commission basis from the source country the price always reflects the quality.


“Supplying the best quality fresh fruit and vegetables at the most competitive Prices.”


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