Wholesale Industry News

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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SPAR UK appoints new operations and strategy director

Date: September 2, 2020Leave a comment

SPAR UK has appointed Lee Johnson as operations & strategy director. Johnson (pictured) joins the group from Coty where he was vice president for global financial planning and analysis and […]

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Plastic bag charge to be extended to all retailers from April 2021

Date: August 31, 2020Leave a comment

The plastic carrier bag charge will be extended to all retailers from April 2021 and increased from 5p to 10p. The latest statistics from the Government show that the current […]

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Confex offers members fuel discounts through Fleetmaxx Solutions

Date: August 27, 2020Leave a comment

Confex has announced a partnership with fuel card providers Fleetmaxx Solutions to offer members discounts on diesel and preferential rates on bulk fuel and AdBlue. Tom Chambers, business development manager […]

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Unitas appoints Tracey Redfearn as Plan for Profit category controller

Date: August 26, 2020Leave a comment

Unitas Wholesale has announced the appointment of Tracey Redfearn as Plan for Profit category controller. Redfearn previously worked for Today’s Wholesale Services from 1990 to 2014, latterly as wholesale trading […]

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Foodservice Central job board goes live on 1 September

Date: August 26, 2020Leave a comment

Foodservice Central, a job board supporting the foodservice, wholesale and manufacturing sector, is being launched on 1 September. Co-founders Paul Knight and Phil Hutchinson-May, who between them over 50 years […]

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SPAR Scotland supports Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

Date: August 26, 2020Leave a comment

SPAR Scotland is supporting Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight from 5-20 September. All SPAR stores in Scotland will be taking part in the event, which celebrates local food and drink […]

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