Wholesale Industry News

Unitas ranked No.1 buying group in Advantage Group survey

Date: July 19, 2021Leave a comment

Unitas Wholesale has been rated top buying group in the Advantage Group report for the second year in succession. It was also ranked No.1 in the buying groups and selected […]

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Blakemore Retail launches first SPAR Market store

Date: July 14, 2021Leave a comment

Blakemore Retail has relaunched its store in Bala under the SPAR Market fascia following a complete refurbishment. The SPAR Market format is designed especially for larger convenience stores, with a […]

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Jura Trading joins National Buying Consortium

Date: July 12, 2021Leave a comment

Jura Trading, a specialist foodservice C&C/wholesaler and exporter based in Enfield, Middlesex, has joined National Buying Consortium (NBC). Established in 2017, Jura Trading offers a range of fresh, chilled, ambient […]

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Appleby Westward appoints Dean Mason company-owned stores director

Date: July 9, 2021Leave a comment

Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company for SPAR stores in the south-west, has appointed a new company-owned stores director to its executive team at Saltash. Dean Mason (right) joins the […]

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Country Range Group appoints Ton Christiaanse as chairman

Date: July 7, 2021Leave a comment

Country Range Group (CRG) has appointed former Brakes CEO Ton Christiaanse as non-executive chairman. Christiaanse (pictured) has more than 30 years’ experience in FMCG, including CEO at Aviko, chairman of […]

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FWD welcomes temporary extension of HGV drivers’ permitted hours

Date: July 7, 2021Leave a comment

The Government’s announcement that HGV drivers’ permitted hours will be temporarily extended from Monday 12 July has been welcomed by the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD). FWD chief executive James […]

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JJ launches Collect & Save campaign to reduce pressure on HGV drivers

Date: July 7, 2021Leave a comment

JJ Foodservice is offering savings of up to 30% when customers collect their order. The Collect & Save campaign has been launched to help reduce the pressure on UK HGV drivers. […]

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SWA decarbonisation project moves into second phase

Date: July 6, 2021Leave a comment

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) is moving into phase 2 of its decarbonisation project designed to help members and the wider wholesale sector become greener and more sustainable. Phase 1 […]

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FWD implores the Government to act immediately to secure food deliveries

Date: July 6, 2021Leave a comment

The removal of COVID restrictions on 19 July in England will be a disaster for shops, pubs and restaurants unless the Government acts immediately to secure food deliveries, the Federation […]

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Dhamecha officially launches 10th branch in Leyton

Date: July 5, 2021Leave a comment

Dhamecha has officially launched its 10th branch in Leyton, London, with a range of introductory deals including “very strong” promotions on spirits and soft drinks. Since its acquisition of the […]

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CJ Lang launches driver apprenticeship scheme

Date: July 5, 2021Leave a comment

CJ Lang & Son has invested in a new driver apprenticeship scheme to ensure it meets the needs of the growing SPAR estate it supplies. The company has recruited new […]

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Mixed results for Bestway wholesale and retail divisions

Date: July 5, 2021Leave a comment

Bestway’s wholesale division – comprising Bestway Wholesale, Bestway Northern and Batleys Properties – achieved a 3% increase in turnover to £2.06 billion in the year ended 30 June 2020. Operating […]

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