Sandwich manufacturer and distributor Food Partners has teamed up with wholesaler Palmer and Harvey in a deal that will see Food Partners’ Urban Eat range of sandwiches, snacks and salads offered to around 8,000 independent convenience stores in the UK.

Palmer and Harvey category marketing manager Emma Miles said the firm had previously not been able to offer its customers a sandwich range through its depot, but felt it was something that was missing from its chilled portfolio.

The Urban Eat range includes a wide selection of bakery products, including sandwiches, wraps, bagels, hot eats, sweet and savoury snacks. These will be available from mid-May in Palmer and Harvey’s own Mace stores as well as the large number of other independent retailers that Palmer and Harvey supplies.