Wholesale Industry News

‘Confectionery is in our DNA’: Steve Foster, MD of Hancocks

Date: February 25, 2021Leave a comment

In his first interview since becoming managing director of Hancocks last June, Steve Foster (pictured) talks to Cash & Carry Management’s managing editor Kirsti Sharratt about his strategy and priorities. […]

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All 275 Blakemore Retail SPAR stores now working with ‘Too Good To Go’

Date: February 24, 2021Leave a comment

Blakemore Retail has signed up all 275 of its SPAR convenience stores in England and Wales to the ‘Too Good To Go’ app. The convenience retailer first partnered with the […]

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SPAR Scotland launches second Community Cashback campaign

Date: February 24, 2021Leave a comment

SPAR Scotland is launching its second Community Cashback campaign to give away a further £30,000 to community groups and charities. A total of 24 organisations benefited from the first Community […]

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Bestway Wholesale offers lateral flow testing to employees

Date: February 24, 2021Leave a comment

Bestway Wholesale, working closely with local authorities, is offering lateral flow testing (LFT) to all its staff who are needed to ensure that groceries reach retailers and customers. Dawood Pervez, […]

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Hyperama boosts Caterforce buying power by more than £30 million

Date: February 22, 2021Leave a comment

Nottingham-based C&C/wholesaler Hyperama has announced that its foodservice business has become a member of Caterforce, while its retail business remains with Unitas Wholesale. In addition to Nottingham, Hyperama operates from […]

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Jon Burton retires from Confex after 30 years in the wholesale trade

Date: February 18, 2021Leave a comment

Confex has announced the retirement of Jon Burton, its business development director, on 31 March. Burton has worked in the wholesale industry for over 30 years, 17 of which were spent […]

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SWA launches project with aim of decarbonising the wholesale industry

Date: February 17, 2021Leave a comment

The Scottish Wholesale Association has unveiled a project to investigate how to decarbonise the wholesale industry in Scotland. The initiative, which supports the Scottish Government’s ambition for Scotland to be […]

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FWD launches petition asking for financial support for wholesalers

Date: February 17, 2021Leave a comment

The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has launched a petition asking the Government to grant food and drink wholesalers bespoke financial support: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/574623 The petition says: “Food and drink wholesalers […]

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JJ Foodservice reports a 1.3% increase in sales year on year

Date: February 16, 2021Leave a comment

JJ Foodservice increased sales by 1.3% to £225 million in the year ending December 2020.   The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the business initially, but a business-to-consumer […]

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TWC invites wholesalers and suppliers to contribute to new industry tracker

Date: February 10, 2021Leave a comment

Data and digital specialist TWC has announced the launch of TWC Trends – a new industry tracker. The service will complement TWC’s existing data platforms which enable wholesalers, operators and […]

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Caterforce seeks to appoint a product information specialist

Date: February 10, 2021Leave a comment

Caterforce is looking to recruit a product information specialist to join its head office team in Macclesfield, Cheshire. The successful applicant will report to the group’s marketing manager and will […]

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John Kinney to succeed Darren Goldney as Unitas managing director

Date: February 8, 2021Leave a comment

Darren Goldney, managing director of Unitas Wholesale, is to leave the business in April. He will be succeeded by the current sales & marketing director John Kinney. Goldney was appointed […]

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