The company was formed in 1991 and incorporated in 1995. Though originally an importer into the UK ,  our sales are international now, with strength through Europe, Scandinavia and as far afield as Australia and China. We stand apart from our competitors by the vast range of product we distribute, and our commitment to quality control and food safety, we are BRC certified. Our policy is to work with the best factories and develop long lasting business relationships on a win/win basis. In many cases, these relationships are already on their second generation.  We are a small but efficient structure with 16 people ( 7 traders ) in a large open plan office in the wonderful city of Edinburgh. Welcome to our world.

The Value we add

We supply not only food commodities but also bespoke ingredients, quality control paperwork, logistic expertise, chilled distribution and storage. We generally hold £12m of stock. We offer very complete information about the products we sell and the factories where they are produced.  You can trade with us in English, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Hindi, Japanese or Taiwanese. We offer market information and weekly general trading conditions updates in video form in our News section below.

Experience and Innovation

As a company we have a good track record of success. In 2013 we were selected for Invertec’s top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK, as well as in the top 30 for growth in International sales by the Sunday Times and HSBC’s Fast Track Ranking. We were the company who introduced Goji berries from China to the mainstream European market. We are interested in working on new product development and contribute to the development of the products we sell.


  • Freeworld Heads Up 05/03/2018

    Freeworld Heads Up 05/03/2018

    Sanjoy and Adam discuss the effects of the frost on the almond market, dips in the brazil and cashew markets and increased pine nut pricing

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 19/02/2018

    Freeworld Heads Up 19/02/2018

    Sanjoy and Adam are back discussing the ups and downs of the dried fruit and nut industry

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 04/12/2017

    Freeworld Heads Up 04/12/2017

    Sanjoy and Adam are back again discussing all the major recent movements in the dried fruit, nuts and seed markets  

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    Position: Trader   Company profile; We are an international trading company based in Edinburgh, selling dried fruit, nuts & seeds. Established since 1991, our core business involves the procurement of niche food commodities from across the globe which we distribute to our extensive customer base throughout Europe and beyond.   Job Description; The position will […]

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 23/10/2017

    Freeworld Heads Up 23/10/2017

      Sanjoy and Adam are back discussing the currency and the latest news from the pine nut, cashew and pecan markets  

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  • Freeworld Heads Up Monday 16th October 2017

    Freeworld Heads Up Monday 16th October 2017

    Almond Industry Position Report Sep 2017 The Almond Board of California released the September 2017 position report on the  11th October. The report showed shipments at 190.6m lbs which was down 5.4% against last September’s figure of (201.6m lbs.) Receipts are at 844.2mlbs vs 960.6m lbs. Commitments 721m v 639m. Shipped plus forward commitments is […]

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 09/10/2017

    Freeworld Heads Up 09/10/2017

    Sanjoy and Adam are back discussing the movements in the almond, cashew and hazelnut markets

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 29/08/2017

    Freeworld Heads Up 29/08/2017

    Sanjoy and Adam discuss the latest movements in several key markets  

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 21/08/2017

    Freeworld Heads Up 21/08/2017

    Sanjoy and Adam discuss the latest news from the hazelnut market along with updates from all Freeworld’s major products

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 14/08/2017

    Freeworld Heads Up 14/08/2017

    Sanjoy and Adam discuss the currency situation, last week’s almond shipment figures and the mismatch in the cashew market

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  • Almond July Position Report

    Almond July Position Report

    The July 2017 shipment figure from California was released last night. Shipments 153.9M up 11% on last July. Total shipments for this crop finished at 2.1b lbs, up 16% vs last crop. Carry over into 17 crop will be 404m lbs. 17 crop is forecast at 2.25B Lbs (less 2% loss & exempt,) 17 crop […]

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 07/08/2017

    Freeworld Heads Up 07/08/2017

    Sanjoy and Adam briefly discuss the currency situation and give an overview of our major commodities

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