The company was formed in 1991 and incorporated in 1994. 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 24/10/2016

    Freeworld Heads Up 24/10/2016

    Sanjoy and Adam discuss the current state of almond and cashew markets and where demand is sitting the week after SIAL

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  • Freeworld Trading Heads Up 18/10/2016

    Freeworld Trading Heads Up 18/10/2016

    Sanjoy and Adam are back discussing the currency over the last 2 weeks and a brief update on each of our major products. Almonds Market firm after last shipping number which was 41% up.  Growers/packers seem pretty happy with their sold position – 50-52% sold and offers have dried up. Buyers in Europe seem reasonably […]

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  • brazil nut market report

    brazil nut market report

    Freeworld Trading Brazil nut marketing report. Ailsa and Ishan discuss what we found on our yearly visit. background information at  

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 16/09/2016

    Freeworld Heads Up 16/09/2016

    Alex and Adam discuss the almond shipment figures and the latest price rise on Vietnamese cashew.

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 02/09/2016

    Freeworld Heads Up 02/09/2016

    Sanjoy and Adam discuss the recent improvement in sterling and the latest on the turbulent hazelnut market

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 30/08/2016

    Freeworld Heads Up 30/08/2016

    Sanjoy and Adam discuss the positive GBP figures along with the pecan market and first fig shipment date  

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 22/08/2016

    Freeworld Heads Up 22/08/2016

    Sanjoy and Adam discuss the latest UK spending figures along with updates on the hazelnut and cashew markets

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  • 2016 crop Walnut Special

    2016 crop Walnut Special

    Sanjoy and Michael go through the various origins and grades of walnuts that will be available to buy from the 2016 crops

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 15/08/2016

    Freeworld Heads Up 15/08/2016

    Sanjoy and Adam discuss the turbulent hazelnut market and what to expect with almonds going forward

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 08/08/2016

    Freeworld Heads Up 08/08/2016

    Sanjoy and Adam go into the effects of the Bank of England interest rate drop and the effects this will have on UK demand  

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 01/08/2016

    Freeworld Heads Up 01/08/2016

    Sanjoy and Adam discuss movements in the hazelnut, almond, cashew and pine nut markets

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  • Freeworld Heads Up 25/07/2016

    Freeworld Heads Up 25/07/2016

    Sanjoy and Adam discuss the looming threat for Italian banks, and a variety of nut markets including; hazels, almonds, cashews and pine nuts.

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