Wholesale Industry News

Confex boosts group sales by 30% in past six months

Date: August 18, 2021Leave a comment

Confex group sales have increased by 30% in the past six months. The group has welcomed seven new members this year – Holland Bazaar, Exotic Blends, Plant Love Organic, Apollo […]

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No one at Booker available to meet Unite over HGV drivers’ pay dispute

Date: August 18, 2021Leave a comment

Top managers at Booker Retail Partners have ‘disappeared’ so talks aimed at averting possible strike action by HGV drivers at the C&C/delivered wholesaler’s Thamesmead depot cannot currently take place, Unite […]

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Bestway appoints Tim Fairs as director of marketing

Date: August 18, 2021Leave a comment

Bestway Wholesale has appointed Tim Fairs as director of marketing with responsibility to support strategic growth and innovation across the retail arm of the business. Formerly customer director of McColl’s […]

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*shopt app for convenience retailers launches new campaign

Date: August 9, 2021Leave a comment

*shopt, the cash rewards app for convenience retailers, has launched a new staycation campaign to boost retailer sales in the weeks ahead, with one in three Brits choosing to holiday […]

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Country Range launches four new cakes for the autumn

Date: August 6, 2021Leave a comment

Country Range Group has added four new cakes to its range for the autumn. The products – Chocolate & Ginger Cake (gluten-free), Pear & Maple Slice, Plum & Almond Slice […]

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Costcutter retailers can earn rewards on Bestway and Batleys C&C shops

Date: August 6, 2021Leave a comment

All retailers within the Bestway Retail symbol estate – including Costcutter retailers – can now earn rebate rewards on qualifying purchases from Bestway and Batleys cash & carries in line […]

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Booker agrees to talks with Unite union over HGV drivers’ pay

Date: August 5, 2021Leave a comment

Booker has agreed to meet the union Unite early next week for talks. This follows the C&C/delivered wholesaler’s refusal to pay the HGV drivers at its Thamesmead depot the same […]

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Unitas is becoming more member-centric: MD John Kinney

Date: August 4, 2021Leave a comment

In his first big interview since becoming managing director of Unitas Wholesale, John Kinney (pictured) talks to Cash & Carry Management’s managing editor Kirsti Sharratt about the next phase of […]

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Booker drivers threaten strike action over pay

Date: August 2, 2021Leave a comment

HGV drivers at Booker’s Thamesmead depot are to be balloted for strike action, after the C&C/delivered wholesaler refused to pay them the same temporary rise of £5 an hour that […]

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‘Numerous additional growth opportunities’ for Kitwave

Date: July 28, 2021Leave a comment

Kitwave Group has announced its financial results for the six months ended 30 April 2021 – prior to the flotation of the company on 24 May 2021. Revenues of £147.1 […]

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Parfetts’ Joe Tindle and a diabetes charity are winners of Unitas scheme

Date: July 27, 2021Leave a comment

On behalf of Parfetts, Unitas Wholesale has donated £500 to Type 1 Families, a South Tees Diabetes UK charity. As part of its Picture Portal compliance incentive scheme, Unitas regularly […]

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SPAR Scotland trade show set for 23 September

Date: July 27, 2021Leave a comment

SPAR Scotland is to hold its second virtual trade show on 23 September 2021. The event, which has the theme ‘One Family, One Vision’, will showcase various key business initiatives, […]

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