Our History


C & M Hayes' roots go back to 1956, when Chris Hayes first started in the industry.

We are privately owned and proud of our independent thinking and unrivaled industry reputation.

Six people work in the company; all play their part in developing the best produce supply business.

In a market renowned for its fierce competition, C & M Hayes’ people constantly innovate, adapt and develop to ensure that we succeed for our customers and the business.

We have strict business values; we treat growers with respect – we demand quality produce but pay fair prices.

Where possible, we source locally grown produce from a select group of growers/partners.

We listen, adapt and find creative solutions and make innovation a reality to help our customers, big and small.

We recognize the significant business value that comes from our smaller clients and the customers they serve.

A long-term agenda of diversification and innovation has encouraged the people at C & M HAYES to look for new opportunities that compliment and expand the existing core business.

We have developed joint ventures and invested in new ideas to improve the market for all.

In all our business areas we look to do this in harmony with the community we operate in, the people we rely on and with respect for the environment around us all.