Bidcorp acquires Nicol Hughes Foodservice

Bidcorp UK has acquired Chester-based Nicol Hughes Foodservice.

The North West wholesaler becomes the latest addition to Caterfood Buying Group’s network of independent businesses, trading alongside Elite Fine Foods, Caterfood, South Lincs Foodservice and Cimandis.

The group has a strategy of retaining the independent ethos, character and approach of each business.

Nicol Hughes Foodservice prides itself on its high level of service, delivering frozen, ambient, chilled and non-food products from its multi-temperature site.

Andrew Selley, CEO of Bidcorp UK, commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome the team and customers from Nicol Hughes Foodservice into our Bidcorp family. Since being transformed to its current format in the 1960s, the company has developed an excellent reputation within foodservice and has a proud service record which fits with our own service excellence ambitions.

“Nicol Hughes Foodservice will become an integral part of Caterfood Buying Group, adding extra buying power, regional coverage and expertise to share and learn from. I look forward to a successful integration and flourishing success within the group.”

The company, which will move away from Sterling Buying Group at the end of July, will keep its name, branding and independence. Mark Moss, managing director of Nicol Hughes Foodservice, commented: “We are extremely excited to become part of the Bidcorp family. The acquisition will only strengthen the business and we look forward to the fantastic opportunities that will arise as a result of this new venture.”

Published Date: July 25, 2022
Category: Wholesale Industry News