Fry’s goes to the UK with Beanies
For the last decade father and daughter team, Patrick and Lisa Drummy, have been importing and distributing Fry’s Vegetarian Foods in the UK. They started Beanie’s Health Foods on an impulse when they discovered that Fry’s in South Africa were looking for someone to import Fry’s into the UK! Lisa is a qualified school teacher and Patrick spent his entire career in the Navy as a submariner. Although they had both had successful careers in education and the forces (and they both love good food!) neither had any specific business training! It was a very steep learning curve – within a few days of contacting Fry’s in South Africa and agreeing to take on the role of importing Fry’s foods they were in Belgium meeting Wally Fry and signing a sole import contract to bring Fry’s into the UK! The rest is history.
Like Fry’s, Beanie’s is still a family business – Pat and Lisa have been so lucky that their family and friends have supported them 100% – they all love Fry’s! You can meet the whole family on their stalls at regular veggie fayres…..