Wholesale Industry News

Bestway bolsters support for The Felix Project

Date: May 11, 2020Leave a comment

Bestway Wholesale, which was the 10th biggest food donator to The Felix Project last year, continues to support the charity during the Coronavirus crisis.  The Felix Project collects fresh, nutritious […]

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Costco UK offers grocery delivery to members

Date: May 6, 2020Leave a comment

Costco UK has introduced a grocery delivery service for members and online subscribers. The delivery fee is £5.99 per order but no minimum spend is required. Estimated delivery time is […]

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Hancocks reopens its Manchester branch today (4 May)

Date: May 4, 2020Leave a comment

Hancocks is reopening its Manchester depot on reduced hours from today. The store will be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. A company statement said: “Thank you to […]

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Top executives of Filshill, Unitas, JJ, Parfetts – all on TWC Sound Bites

Date: May 2, 2020Leave a comment

To highlight how wholesaler CEOs and industry influencers are reacting and adapting to these fast-moving times, TWC has launched Sound Bites on its own YouTube channel. The content so far […]

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‘We’ve adapted our ways of working’: Mark Lythe of Pricecheck

Date: May 1, 2020Leave a comment

Mark Lythe, joint managing director (operations & finance) of Pricecheck, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the business, which has customers in over 80 countries. How has the COVID-19 crisis […]

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Confex relaunches Central Distribution facility after suspension

Date: April 30, 2020Leave a comment

After a short suspension, Confex is set to relaunch its Central Distribution facility during May and will open the service to all UK wholesalers. An extended credit facility will also […]

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Ex-Bestway Salih Sheikh and TWC advise on digital strategy

Date: April 30, 2020Leave a comment

TWC has joined forces with Salih Sheikh (pictured), former head of marketing & digital at Bestway, to launch a new online series of conversations covering digital leadership and strategy. The […]

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GroceryAid establishes a £1.5 million COVID-19 Fund

Date: April 29, 2020Leave a comment

GroceryAid has established a £1.5 million COVID-19 Fund to provide enhanced support for grocery colleagues during this unprecedented period. “In the current COVID-19 crisis we know that colleagues throughout our […]

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SPAR UK appoints new brand & marketing director

Date: April 29, 2020Leave a comment

SPAR UK has appointed Suzanne Dover as brand & marketing director following the departure of Michael Lawless. Dover (pictured) joins the organisation from Hovis, where she was involved in brand […]

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Bestway accepts new customers and awards bonus to customer-facing staff

Date: April 27, 2020Leave a comment

Bestway Wholesale is again accepting new customer registrations for caterers and pet businesses but not for retailers. After experiencing shortages of stock, Bestway is working with suppliers to ensure supply […]

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Heinz responds to criticism from wholesalers about its supply priorities

Date: April 25, 2020Leave a comment

Heinz has responded to criticism from wholesalers that it has been prioritising supply to the supermarkets at the expense of wholesalers during the COVID-19 crisis. Ross Warnes, sales director UK […]

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SWA urges wholesalers to apply for Scottish Government SME funding

Date: April 24, 2020Leave a comment

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has welcomed confirmation by the Scottish Government that a £45 million Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund is being made available to food and drink wholesalers and […]

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