Dhamecha Foods has paid ‘several million pounds’ to develop a site in the Smethwick area of Birmingham for its ninth cash & carry. The plan is to start trading by the end of the year.
The 70,000 sq ft modified depot, with around 75 staff, will stock a wide range of grocery products, confectionery, beers, wines & spirits, toiletries and tobacco for convenience retailers and caterers in the West Midlands.
Chief executive Pradip Dhamecha (pictured) said: “We have been operating cash & carries in the London area for over 40 years, with seven branches in and around the M25.
“In 2015 we opened our first branch outside of the capital – in Leicester – our first foray into the Midlands area. It’s trading well.
“We are confident the Birmingham unit will replicate the success of the Leicester branch, as well as those in the London area.”
Dhamecha, with an annual turnover of £703 million, is the largest member of Today’s Group, headed by acting managing director John Schofield.
Tel: Dhamecha Foods 020-8903 8181