Who We Are



Aimia Foods is a UK based manufacturer of beverages and foods and part of the Cott Corporation, an International Beverage specialist.  Aimia has a growing turnover of £80m and employs 320 staff in three adjacent sites in North West England, which total 225,000 sq ft. Our core strengths lie in the manufacturing, sales and marketing of Aimia-owned and third party licensed beverage brands, across all sectors of the UK market – Retail, Foodservice, Cash & Carry and Vending. A number of our licensed brands are also exported to Europe, the Middle East and Australasia, through an established distributor network.

Aimia also provides specialist Outsourcing services to Blue Chip clients who choose to outsource all or part of their manufacturing activity, in order to allow greater focus on their core business. This has led to the creation of a number of bespoke production facilities, either within the main Penny Lane site or as separate satellite units for FTSE 100, NYSE and NASDAQ listed clients. Aimia offers a full added value service offering to its partners, which includes project management, risk management, product innovation, packaging development, procurement, co-manufacturing, packing and distribution.

We are passionate about quality and have food standards approval for 5 UK multiple retailers, several Blue Chip brands and BRC A+ certification.  We are an Investor in People for over 15 years and our proud of our record in winning dozens of production, innovation and service awards since the company was started in 1981.

Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision

To add more value than any other competitor to our customer’s and our partner’s businesses.

Our Mission

To get things right first time, whilst moving at pace.

Our Values


Our people have responsibility, accountability and commercial awareness.  We value our people.


We build long-term mutually beneficial partnerships with our customers, our suppliers and the communities within which we operate.


We have a passionate commitment to quality and customer service excellence.  We seek to continually improve all that we do.


We are free thinking, creative and innovative.  We foster a culture of team spirit and fun.


We act with integrity.

We empower our staff to deliver outstanding customer service and to manufacture products of the highest quality.

In return, we promise to provide all staff with the support they need to truly fulfil their potential with a rewarding, fun and safe working environment.

We believe we have a truly unique benefits package with over 15 fabulous benefits available to all employees including the fantastic Aimia Allstar Awards.

Aimia Allstar Awards, the Aimia Foods Employee Reward and Recognition Scheme, has two categories – the Outstanding Employee Award and the Innovation Award – nominees have the opportunity to win prizes ranging from £50 to a New Car.

We promise to do our bit for the local community, charity and the planet too.


We acknowledge we have an important duty to employees, customers, suppliers and the community in which we operate. We respectfully carry out all operations to ensure our business has an overwhelmingly positive impact within the local area.


We have a dedicated Charity Committee who organise fun activities, involving all staff, to help raise money for our chosen charities and to support the local community.


We comply and exceed all regulatory requirements in respect of wastage, pollution and are currently working towards being a zero to landfill site.

We monitor for continuous improvement of our environmental performance and conserve resources through energy efficiency and minimising waste where possible by re-use, recycling and recovery. For example our manufacturing lines now recover all waste materials, which are separated by material type ready for recovery.

Wherever practicable we use recycled material in packaging, mark packaging for easy separation of recyclable elements and our corporate literature and sales materials are produced on paper certified as originating from sustainable sources (FSC).

Our product range includes many fair and ethically sourced products, including coffees sourced from the FNC (Federacion Nacionale de Cafeteros de Colombia); Fairtrade products and Rainforest Alliance sourced tea and coffee.

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Aimia Voted Supplier of the Year

Aimia Foods has been voted supplier of the year by the respected vending buying business 'NIVO' in their Consumables category.  More »

NEW Milfresh milk sticks moo-ve into UK foodservice!

For the convenient no-fuss provision of milk, look no further than new Milfresh granulated 100% skimmed milk single-serve sticks from Aimia Foods, which are now available in UK foodservice. More »

Students Triumph at the “DOLMIO® & UNCLE BEN’S® Foodservice Student Catering Challenge” Live Cook-Off Final!

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Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund Opens for its Sixth Year

  Research carried out by GALAXY Hot Chocolate, in partnership with UK Fundraising, revealed that eighty per cent of charities and community groups fundraise in any way they can to secure vital funds.  And when it comes to volunteers, eighty-five per cent of organisations say they could not exist without those people who go above and beyond the call of duty*. More »

New Baking Mixes from Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has extended its range of cookie mixes with the launch of new GALAXY Double Chocolate Brownie Mix and SKITTLES Cookie Mix. More »

Student Catering Challenge – Cook-Off Live Final

  To support the hugely popular range of UNCLE BEN’S® and DOLMIO® ready-to-use Foodservice sauces and rice products, Aimia Foods has launched a brand new challenge aimed exclusively at catering students. More »

Christmas Wishes from Aimia Foods

  We traditionally host a Christmas card competition inviting the children of our colleagues and families to create a design, which we turn into a greeting card and send to our valued business partners across the UK. More »

School’s food prep time HALVED with DOLMIO® and UNCLE BEN’S® Ready-To-Use Sauces

  For school caterers requiring a consistent, quality and flexible ingredient, the DOLMIO® and UNCLE BEN’S® Ready to Use Sauces are must use products. Linda Banks, Catering Manager for over 900 pupils at Reddish Vale High School, explains how life in the kitchen has dramatically improved since purchasing UNCLE BEN’S® and DOLMIO®  Ready to Use Sauces: More »

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