Wholesale Industry News

Bestway rewards ‘those who make the difference’

Date: March 17, 2016Leave a comment

The efforts of staff and suppliers were recognised at Bestway Wholesale’s annual performance awards, held in central London and attended by over 400 people. The list of winners spanned Bestway […]

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Top Lancashire employer award for Birchall Foodservice

Date: March 17, 2016Leave a comment

Burnley-based Birchall Foodservice won the Red Rose Employer of the Year award at a ceremony held at Blackpool Winter Gardens. In doing so, the wholesaler beat five other finalists from […]

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Sugro turnover rises by 9% to £950 million

Date: March 17, 2016Leave a comment

Sugro UK increased group turnover by 9% to £950 million in the year to the end of December – the 14th successive year of improvement – reported managing director Philip […]

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Paul Rabone returns to Blakemore as operations director

Date: March 11, 2016Leave a comment

Blakemore Wholesale has appointed Paul Rabone as operations director for its 14 cash & carries, marking a return to the company he left in 1987 prior to spending 28 years with Bestway […]

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Female chefs’ historic win at Country Range challenge

Date: March 11, 2016Leave a comment

A trio from Loughborough College came first in the Country Range Student Chef Challenge, beating nine other teams in a competition held at Hotelympia in London. Daniella Bromley, Emily Bucknall […]

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Bidvest acquires South West wholesaler Caterfood

Date: March 11, 2016Leave a comment

Bidvest Foodservice’s acquisition of Caterfood, a wholesaler in Paignton, Devon, does not mean its Lee Mill depot in Ivybridge, just 19 miles away, is destined to close. A Bidvest spokesman said that, […]

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Fresh investment for growing Kitwave Wholesale

Date: March 4, 2016Leave a comment

Kitwave Wholesale has completed a refinancing deal involving lead investor Pricoa Capital Group and co-investment partner Allstate. Together they have acquired a minority stake in the business, which aims to […]

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More than 300 product prices held by Bestway

Date: March 4, 2016Leave a comment

The latest Price Hold Guarantee from Bestway Batleys Foodservice features locked prices on more than 300 catering products until the end of April. Appearing in the current promotional brochure are […]

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UK leads the way in Bidvest sales and profit surge

Date: March 3, 2016Leave a comment

Foodservice was the star performer in Johannesburg-based Bidvest Group’s results for the half year to 31 December 2015, increasing global trading profit by 22% to 2.3 billion ZAR (£100 million). […]

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No upheaval for Brakes says new owner

Date: February 25, 2016Leave a comment

Brakes Group will continue to operate under its present name and management, including CEO Ken McMeikan – at least in the short term – should the £2.2 billion takeover bid […]

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Telly Sarai moves from Hyperama to SK Food & Drinks

Date: February 25, 2016Leave a comment

Telly Sarai (pictured), formerly senior trading controller at Landmark Wholesale member Hyperama, which he joined in 1995, has moved to SK Food & Drinks, trading as SK Cash & Carry […]

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New post for Tanvir Moughal at United Wholesale (Scotland)

Date: February 24, 2016Leave a comment

Tanvir Moughal, who has been with Glasgow-based United Wholesale (Scotland) for almost 20 years, and is currently general manager of the Maxwell Road cash & carry, will shortly switch roles […]

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