Wholesale Industry News

Brakes joins Child Food Poverty Task Force

Date: September 25, 2020Leave a comment

Brakes has joined the Child Food Poverty Task Force, which was formed by professional footballer Marcus Rashford at the beginning of September. Brakes will join Rashford and some of Britain’s […]

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Makro Croydon to close but no plans to shut Booker Nine Elms

Date: September 25, 2020Leave a comment

The Makro branch at Beddington Farm Road, Croydon, will close early next year, parent company Booker has confirmed. The 112,000 sq ft Makro store in Croydon began trading in April […]

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Feedback from Unitas Wholesale’s first virtual trade show ‘extremely positive’

Date: September 24, 2020Leave a comment

Unitas Wholesale’s first virtual trade show generated a 180% increase in page views and a 66% uplift in average user duration on the group’s website, where the event was hosted. […]

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Confex links with TWC to help members understand market opportunities

Date: September 18, 2020Leave a comment

Confex has announced a partnership with TWC to launch a new sales data reporting service. The service will provide insights to Confex members and suppliers to help them understand market […]

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SPAR UK extends own-label food-to-go range

Date: September 16, 2020Leave a comment

SPAR UK has added seven new products to its own-label food-to-go-range. To capitalise on the rise of eating breakfast on the move, the group has introduced SPAR Plain Porridge and […]

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Filshill records stable performance in year to end January 2020

Date: September 11, 2020Leave a comment

Glasgow-based wholesaler JW Filshill achieved a stable performance in the year ending 31 January 2020, with turnover static at £155 million. Gross profit was 8.4%. Filshill, which is relocating to […]

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Contact HMRC to request bigger allocations of tobacco pre-Budget

Date: September 7, 2020Leave a comment

Wholesalers are being urged to contact HMRC if they need bigger allocations of cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco during the purchasing restrictions that are in place until the Budget. The measures, […]

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Booker’s Charles Wilson to retire in February

Date: September 7, 2020Leave a comment

After 15 years of leading the Booker business, CEO Charles Wilson is to retire in February 2021. Wilson was diagnosed with throat cancer a couple of years ago, and although […]

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More funding for furloughed staff, job placements and apprenticeships

Date: September 7, 2020Leave a comment

Businesses will be paid a £1,000 bonus for every furloughed employee they bring back to work. Employees must earn at least the lower earning limit for national insurance (£520 per […]

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TWC Talks launched to share knowledge on data and digital

Date: September 4, 2020Leave a comment

TWC has launched ‘TWC Talks’, a series of blogs devoted to sharing knowledge and commercially-focused information on data and digital across the wholesale, retail and supply chain sectors. TWC’s development […]

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Industry stalwart Dave Warren recruited by Unitas

Date: September 4, 2020Leave a comment

Dave Warren, who left Bestway in July after a year and a half as a category manager, has been recruited by Unitas Wholesale as a trading controller on a six-month […]

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JJ introduces four own-brand cleaning products

Date: September 2, 2020Leave a comment

JJ Foodservice has launched a range of own-brand cleaning products with an introductory price promotion running until 30 September. The range comprises JJ Floor Cleaner (2 x 5-litre), JJ Anti-Bacterial […]

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