a balanced chain
Being part of the Vion chain means we can guarantee quality, safety and traceability like no one else. We offer best-in-class availability of raw materials, while we maximise protein valorisation for all involved.
Our production is demand-driven on one side and focused on valorization of the resources on the other side. This means we listen to the consumer and decide how we can supply to their demand with the resources we have in our Vion chain. This means less waste of resources, more value for each part of the animal, happy farmers and happier consumers. And that makes us happy too!
At Encebe, we can use the reliable and traceable chains of Vion Food Group. Almost all of our meat comes from animals that were born, bred and slaugthered in the Netherlands and have at least the IKB certification. Next to that, we have strong chains with the Dutch Good Farming Star program (Beter Leven Keurmerk), which provides us with raw materials of better animal welfare standards and of organic standards according to the EU legislation on organic food production.
a sustainable future
We care about the world we live in. Social and sustainable developments largely determine our future. That’s why we are always developing deli innovations with our retail partners. We do everything we can to maximise protein valorisation. So nothing goes to waste.
Our new product development team is always looking for ways to improve our products to be better tasting, better looking, but most importantly better for the environment. We want to be the frontrunner in new innovations and are always looking for a better way to do our regular business. Whether this means improving on an existing product or coming up with a new product from scratch. We always aim to be better than we were before, and our customers appreciate us for it.
Our world is rapidly changing. And we need to change as well. If we want to stay on this planet, we recognize that we need to take better care of it. One way we chose to take our part in this is by providing sustainable meat alternatives to our consumers. Our new plant-based assortment, based on soy protein and with added vitamin B12 and iron can provide the same satisfaction and benefits as our regular assortment, but with a lower price for our planet.
Dutch food culture
Who doesn’t know boterhamworst, cervelaat, leverkaas or palingworst? Millions of people enjoy them every day at breakfast tables, in their lunchboxes or during snack moments throughout the day.
Encebe has been providing the Dutch consumer with their beloved deli meats for almost a century. Our assortment is a combination of our icons and new product innovations to cater to the safe as well as the adventurous consumer. There is something for everyone. Just the way we like it.
Almost every Dutch person knows how they like their sandwich best. Deli meats are a real staple of Dutch food culture, in between two slices of bread and often accompanied by a nice layer of butter or margarine. But this is not the only way our products are enjoyed. How about a nice charcuterie board with some cheeses, crackers and dips, or as a snack ‘uit het vuistje’ (just out of your hand) as Dutch children have been taught from an early age. However Dutch food culture evolves, we will come along.
A strong deli section helps supermarkets stand out. Encebe delivers high quality products to almost every major Dutch supermarket, ranging from everyday sliced meats to luxury charcuterie, tapas and plant-based products. This helps supermarkets to become future-proof.
We like to make retailers part of our chain, so we can build strong chains that all parties can profit from. To execute our consumer-driven strategy, we need to work together closely with our retailers, to make sure we maximize protein valorization and minimize waste.
We want to be consumer-driven, but also produce private-lable products. This means we have to stay connected with our retailers in order to make sure we supply what they need to satisfy their consumers. Our strategy is to listen. Not only to what products sell best, but also why. We provide innovative product ideas in order to help supermarkets become future-proof, while also remaining true to our icons and continuously improving those to live up to today’s standards.