A general wholesaler, serving a broad range of businesses in the isles. Retailers, restaurants, cafes, on-trade licensed premises, local event venues, hotels, schools, the hospital, care homes, shipping and many more local businesses depend on Gray’s services to help them trade. As a local wholesaler that fully understands the needs of the local market they are key players in keeping Shetland’s economy thriving and sustainable.
Their mission is to help the businesses they serve flourish. They believe that local shops provide much more than just shopping, they become a natural hub for the community and give shoppers access to a wide range of the very freshest produce with the lowest possible number of food miles. J.W. Gray & Co. enable small independent retailers to stock all the essentials while also offering the widest possible range of produce from all the local bakeries, butchers, fishmongers, fruit and veg. growers, Shetland farm dairies and food producers as well as a host of non-food and craft producers.
If you are organising an event they can provide complete bar services too. In addition to this, they provide a full range of technical services for licensed premises, with everything from surveys, bar installations, python systems, remote cooling and cellar work to "Pressure Code of Practice" and "Electrical Code of Practice" standards and PAT testing. Their entire operation is monitored and externally audited within an accredited quality assurance scheme under ISO 9001 - 2015.
J.W. Gary & Co. also offer training in cellar management and for those who wish to gain their Scottish Personal Licence.