At their virtual AGMs held jointly on Friday 16th October 2020,The Nut Association and the National Dried Fruit Trade Association formally joined together to form The Nut and Dried Fruit Trade Association (NDFTA).
Open to all companies involved in the supply, distribution and manufacture of nuts and dried fruit products, The Nut and Dried Fruit Trade Association aims to be proactive in finding opportunities to promote nuts and dried fruit and to address issues which may impact the industry. Incoming Chair of the Board of Directors, Mrs Ellie Osman of Minerva Global Limited, said "We want to see the nut and dried fruit industry continue to thrive in this exciting era when retailers and consumers alike are more aware of the health benefits of nuts and dried fruit and are looking for innovative ways to include them in everyday foods as well as enjoying them as snacks. We encourage all companies involved in the nut and dried fruit industry, whether a multinational with operations in the UK or a small start-up company launching new nut and dried fruit products, to join us to help support their business aims.”
Those companies who trade on TNA Terms &Conditions are advised that these have been adopted in full by NDFTA and should now be referred to as the Terms & Conditions of The Nut and Dried Fruit Trade Association (formerly TNA terms).
Chair of the Board
2020 - ongoing Ellie Osman
Chairmen of the Board
2015 - 2018 Nick Thomas
From 2018 Ellie Osman
2020 Simon Melik
In 2015, members of the British Peanut Council (BPC) and the Combined Edible Nut Trade Association (CENTA) agreed at their respective AGMs to merge the two organisations to form The Nut Association. Names of the past Chairmen of the Board of the two organisations can be found here.