Wholesale Industry News

Bidvest spends more time on outreach programme

Date: September 26, 2016Leave a comment

Bidvest Foodservice last year doubled the amount of time spent on its community engagement outreach programme – 5,524 hours – supporting more than 1,200 charity events and groups. The figures […]

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Heavy cost of identity fraud for JJ Food Service

Date: September 19, 2016Leave a comment

Shabana Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Ladywood, who paid a visit to the Aston branch of JJ Food Service – an event largely arranged by the FWD – heard about problems […]

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Henderson Group posts near 4% profit rise

Date: September 19, 2016Leave a comment

Spar Northern Ireland wholesaler Henderson Group increased pre-tax profit to £21.9 million in 2015 – up by 3.9%. Although turnover at £659.1 million was just under 1% down, sales & […]

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Peter Hartley named as interim chairman designate of Nisa Retail

Date: September 12, 2016Leave a comment

Following the announcement that Nisa Retail chairman Christopher Baker MBE has decided not to stand for re-election at the company’s AGM on 29 September, Peter Hartley has been named as […]

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Rayburn increases minimum order value to £500

Date: September 12, 2016Leave a comment

Rayburn Trading has raised the minimum order value to £500 ex-VAT for traders purchasing from its Manchester showroom. The previous threshold of £450 ex-VAT had been in operation for four […]

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Country Range Group seeks top student chefs

Date: September 5, 2016Leave a comment

The search is on to find the UK’s top young culinary trio after the launch of Country Range Group’s Student Chef Challenge 2016/17, run in collaboration with the Craft Guild […]

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JJ Food Service produces fish-cutting videos

Date: September 5, 2016Leave a comment

Having produced a series of videos on how to cut meat (Cash & Carry Management last month) JJ Food Service has now replicated the instructional films – for fish. They […]

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Bidvest opens new Slough headquarters

Date: September 5, 2016Leave a comment

Bidvest Foodservice has officially opened its new Slough headquarters, with 11 members of staff hauling an 18-tonne lorry across the tarmac. The 117,000 sq ft site (including 80,000 sq ft […]

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FWD opposes proposed tax on sugary drinks

Date: August 19, 2016Leave a comment

The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) is one of several organisations that have expressed their antipathy towards the Government’s proposed tax on sugary drinks in a bid to reduce the […]

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Creed Foodservice to stage annual trade show in September

Date: August 19, 2016Leave a comment

Creed Foodservice is hosting its annual trade show for care homes, educational establishments, hotels and restaurants, in-store cafes and leisure destinations at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, on 20 […]

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Sysco directors express caution about Brakes Group

Date: August 19, 2016Leave a comment

Sysco Corporation, the giant Houston, Texas, company whose $2.2bn takeover of Brakes Group was recently completed, is asking shareholders to be patient in their expectations of the new acquisition. In […]

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Martin Race promoted to managing director of Bestway Wholesale

Date: August 10, 2016Leave a comment

Bestway Group veteran Younus Sheikh, 74, has stepped down as managing director of the C&C/wholesale division, becoming non-executive director. His successor is Martin Race, who has been with the company […]

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