Bestway Wholesale has confirmed that it will be closing its Batleys depot in Walsgrave, Coventry, and has embarked on a consultation process with the employees. An exact date for the closure hasn’t been disclosed.
The impending shutdown follows the closure on 2 September of Bestway’s Plymouth branch.
Dawood Pervez, managing director at Bestway Wholesale, told Cash & Carry Management: “Like all wholesale businesses, trading conditions have been extremely challenging and volatile over the past few months, and it’s a hard fact that we have to look ahead to the changing environment we are now operating within in order to ensure long-term sustainability of the business.
“There have been tough choices to make but it is vital that we maintain our service levels, protect as many jobs as possible, and create greater efficiency within the business as a whole. Our thoughts are very much with our colleagues who will be affected.”
Existing retail customers at Coventry will be serviced by Bestway’s depot in Oldbury, subject to normal delivery terms and conditions. ‘Collect’ customers at Coventry will be invited to switch to Bestway at Nuneaton, as will Bestpets customers, who will find a more extensive range at the Nuneaton branch.
“When our consultation process is finalised, we will be contacting all our customers currently serviced from Coventry, in order to activate a transition plan to ensure we continue to service them to the high standards they deserve and expect from us,” said Pervez.
Tel: Bestway Wholesale 020-8453 1234