Wholesale Industry News

Bidfresh names Andy Farnworth as its new managing director

Date: June 25, 2024Leave a comment

Bidfresh has appointed Andy Farnworth as its new managing director. From 1 July, he will replace Brian Hall, who will retire this summer after nearly 20 years at the company. […]

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‘We’re very much in demand’ – Martin Ward of Country Range Group

Date: June 24, 2024Leave a comment

In the year to date, Country Range Group is trading 20% up on the same period last year, and in May it had a record trading month at £82 million, […]

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Parfetts celebrates Employee Ownership Day across its depots

Date: June 21, 2024Leave a comment

Employees and retail customers of Parfetts celebrated Employee Ownership (EO) Day on 21 June across the C&C/wholesaler’s network of eight depots. The annual event was marked with free food and […]

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Lioncroft CEO Jason Wouhra appointed chancellor of Aston University

Date: June 21, 2024Leave a comment

Lioncroft Wholesale CEO Jason Wouhra has been appointed Chancellor of Aston University. Wouhra, who was awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution to entrepreneurship and business development by the Birmingham-based […]

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Sysco GB sponsors Pride Ashford as part of month-long Pride programme

Date: June 20, 2024Leave a comment

Sysco GB is sponsoring Ashford’s first-ever Pride celebration. Sysco company Brakes has been a prominent business in Ashford for around 50 years, and is committed to supporting diversity, which makes […]

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JJ Foodservice launches community directory to boost volunteering

Date: June 20, 2024Leave a comment

JJ Foodservice has launched a Community Friends Directory, aimed at encouraging volunteering among employees by listing local charities near every branch. The initiative supports the company’s commitment to have a […]

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SWA Achievers 2025 open for entries

Date: June 19, 2024Leave a comment

Entries are now open for the Achievers awards 2025. Created by the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA), the Achievers awards recognise outstanding performance across the wholesale trade in Scotland and are […]

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Dominic Hall elected president of SPAR International

Date: June 17, 2024Leave a comment

Dominic Hall, joint managing director of James Hall & Co, has been elected president of SPAR International. The announcement was made at the 67th International SPAR Congress, which took place […]

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Trevors Foodservice officially opens premises in Fleetwood

Date: June 14, 2024Leave a comment

Trevors Foodservice has officially opened its new state-of-the-art premises in the former home of the Fylde Ice Co in Fleetwood’s historic dock area. With £5 million invested in the relocation […]

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SWA appoints UWG’s Tom Slaven as its new president

Date: June 13, 2024Leave a comment

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has appointed Tom Slaven, retail director of Glasgow-based United Wholesale Grocers (UWG), as its new president. He succeeds Julie Dunn, operations director of Blantyre-based Dunns […]

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Fresh Direct includes 50 new British lines in Summer range

Date: June 12, 2024Leave a comment

Fresh Direct – part of Sysco – has launched its 2024 Summer seasonal range, which includes around 50 new British lines. The new range supports the company’s commitment to driving […]

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Country Range launches four new Signature Dairy Ice Cream flavours

Date: June 12, 2024Leave a comment

Country Range has introduced four new flavours of ice cream under its premium Signature brand. Made on a regenerative farm, the new Signature Dairy Ice Creams are available in four-litre […]

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