Wholesale Industry News

Job advert: Hancocks is hiring!

Date: November 17, 2015Leave a comment

Salary: Negotiable (DOE) Contract: Permanent, full-time (42.5 hours) Location: M25 west London corridor Closing Date: Friday 4 December 2015 We are currently seeking two depot managers and one assistant manager […]


Booker announces partnership deal with Enterprise Inns

Date: November 17, 2015Leave a comment

Booker Group, including Makro, has entered into an arrangement with Enterprise Inns whereby the pub chain will be able to source a wide range of food and non-food from the […]


Managerial shake-up announced at Parfetts

Date: November 16, 2015Leave a comment

Parfetts Wholesale has made two general manager appointments. John Trueman has taken charge of the Anfield depot while Becky Webster has been given the top job at the Halifax branch. […]


Palmer and Harvey revamps vehicles with branded advertising

Date: November 13, 2015Leave a comment

Brand advertising has begun appearing on the Palmer and Harvey (P&H) vehicle fleet for the first time. The initiative, involving more than 1,400 trucks, will be rolled out over the coming […]


Blakemore Wholesale recognises top retailers

Date: November 12, 2015Leave a comment

Blakemore Wholesale’s annual retailer of the year grand awards evening and gala dinner, held in Burton-on-Trent, saw 12 regional businesses being honoured and four category prizes being presented. Stores were […]


New board member for Fairway Foodservice

Date: November 11, 2015Leave a comment

Roger Snelling, managing director of Q Catering, of Sittingbourne, Kent, has been elected to the board of Fairway Foodservice. Snelling, 58, has been in the foodservice trade for 35 years, […]


Tobacco prices lowered at eight Blakemore cash & carries

Date: November 10, 2015Leave a comment

Blakemore Wholesale has introduced a new tobacco pricing strategy for its cash & carry customers. The change, which was introduced late last month in eight of the 14 branches (Birmingham, […]


Bestway announces Apple Pay trial at Abbey Road depot

Date: November 9, 2015Leave a comment

Bestway Wholesale has introduced the Apple Pay system at its Abbey Road, north-west London, depot. It means that the C&C/wholesaler is offering customers the option of paying for goods using […]


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Third time lucky for Abra Wholesale in Luton?

Date: November 2, 2015Leave a comment

Abra Wholesale, the Edmonton, north London, C&C wholesaler that opened a 55,000 sq ft branch in Luton at the end of July, has lost its second general manager there. The original […]


Liverpool retailer takes top prize at Bestway awards

Date: October 30, 2015Leave a comment

Liverpool retailer Tharmalingam Gnanachchandran, who trades as the Local Zone, won first prize of £10,000 in Bestway Wholesale’s annual retail development awards held in central London. The total prize value […]


Own-label initiative launched at Bestway Batleys

Date: October 22, 2015Leave a comment

A sampling programme of Best-in energy drinks has been conducted this week in 10 Bestway and Batleys depots in the run-up to Halloween. The schedule will then be repeated with […]


FWD pleads with government over school meals policy

Date: October 20, 2015Leave a comment

Foodservice wholesalers are urging the Prime Minister to honour an election pledge to retain the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) scheme. According to the Federation of Wholesale Distributors’ chief executive […]