About Us

Howarth Wholesale was established by John Howarth in 1985 and was based in Sheffield's Parkway Market, originally selling mainly frozen food to the retail sector. However, as time went by they started to supply the catering trade and increased their range to include tinned goods and soft drinks.

The year 2000 brought about a lot of change for Howarth's, with the closure of the Parkway Market they opened a new purpose built depot and cash & carry in Worksop. This was also the year when the butchery department was set up, which now represents a major part of our business.

By 2007 Howarth's were supplying predominantly to the catering trade and had vastly increased their offering to this sector. Also by this time Rachel and Chris, John's children, had joined the company making it a truly family concern.

Today we stock over 1000 product lines tailoring to various types of catering customers. Our aim is to selling excellent goods at very competitive prices while achieving great customer satisfaction. We believe that we must work together with both our suppliers and our customers for our shared success.


How can I see your full product range?

Please call, email or use the Contact page and request a full product list.

How do I place an order?

We always recommend that you place your order by telephone, that way our experienced sales staff can get a better understanding of your specific needs and they can advise better on how to take advantage of our services. However, if you prefer to place an order by email this is also fine. Please go to our Contact page for our details.

What is your minimum order value?

If you are located within one of our regular delivery areas then our minimum delivery value is £50.00.

When do you deliver in my area?

We offer regular deliveries throughout South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. Please see our Deliveries page for information on when we deliver in your area. If you are not located in one of these areas please contact us and we will try to accommodate your needs, however in these cases we may require a larger minimum order value.

What time do we need to place an order by to receive next day delivery?

If we are delivering in your area the following day, we offer next day delivery on all telephone orders placed before 3pm. Emailed orders should be received by 2pm, as should any order requiring fresh meat. These cut off times allow us to prepare and load your orders so that deliveries can be as early as possible the following day.

Can we collect our goods from you?

We have a cash & carry based in Worksop where we offer a small discount to those customers who can collect their goods from us. Please see the Contact page for directions to our cash & carry.