Easenmyne Brief History

As one of the Channel Islands most long standing, family run businesses, Surcouf Ltd has built an unwavering trust with every single one of our clients.

1945- 2021

Origins and Growth

Starting in Jersey in 1945 at the end of the Second World War, from humble beginnings, brothers Clarrie and Arthur set up their food supply business by selling poultry and fresh eggs.

With the acquisition of a deep freeze depot soon after, the frozen foods market beckoned and with that, a deep rooted Jersey business success story begun. With their ethos in quality and reliability right from the start, the ‘Easenmyne’ brothers formed a family business which, by its very definition stands strong from the foundations of two men; in their own description, a business that was ‘his and mine’. Supplying the best brands and the finest fresh and frozen food produce means peace of mind and a recipe for success for local businesses. 

Surcouf Ltd has indeed moved with the times in terms of its operations, being one of the first to install a computerised system in the seventies and making acquisitions of suitable businesses to grow their own supply chain for the benefit of their clients.


JJ Fox Trading Ltd

The Fox and Easenmyne executive team were pleased to announce the successful merger of  Easenmyne Foodservice on the 1st October 2021. Both companies share very similar values and heritage, with both family-owned businesses operating across Jersey & Guernsey and over 161 years combined experience serving the local hospitality and retail markets.

The merger of Easenmyne Foodservice further strengthened Fox’s position as a major player in the Channel Islands in FMCG, PPE, Catering Equipment, Coffee, Packaging, Hygiene, Crockery and Glassware. Easenmyne brought to Fox a strong manufacturing & foodservice expertise. Currently the company supply hundreds of businesses, from small cafes, boutique bars and restaurants to large hotel chains and eateries across Jersey.

Following the merger the business made a £2m investment in new services and equipment, as part of the plan to achieve an environmentally sustainable footprint for future generations.

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