Wholesale Industry News

Birchall Foodservice moves into fresh fruit & veg

Date: February 19, 2016Leave a comment

Following its successful move into fresh butchery last year, Birchall Foodservice is now offering customers across the north of England and north Wales a range of fruit and vegetables. Buying […]

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Today’s Group recruits £130 million turnover Hancocks

Date: February 18, 2016Leave a comment

Confectionery cash & carry specialist Hancocks has joined Today’s Group – the first buying organisation with which it has been associated in its 54-year history. With a turnover of more than £130 […]

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Blakemore offers a club without membership fees

Date: February 15, 2016Leave a comment

Blakemore Wholesale is offering retailers the chance of accessing exclusive deals and promotions by joining the newly-launched Blakemore Club. The company said it is aimed at traders who want to […]

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Sterling Supergroup celebrates its 50th anniversary

Date: February 15, 2016Leave a comment

A Houses of Parliament dinner heads a varied programme of events that has has been arranged by Sterling Supergroup to mark its 50th birthday. Formed in 1966 in London by Nick […]

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JW Filshill crowned Champion of Champions at Achievers

Date: February 12, 2016Leave a comment

JW Filshill was the big winner at the Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards last night, scooping four accolades plus the top title, Champion of Champions. The Glasgow-based wholesaler won Best Symbol Group, Best Delivered […]

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Sunday trading threat to independent stores

Date: February 4, 2016Leave a comment

New rules allowing supermarkets to open longer on Sundays could see many communities losing their local independent shops, the Federation of Wholesale Distributors has warned. Chief executive James Bielby said […]

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Inverarity Morton to close Milnathort depot

Date: February 4, 2016Leave a comment

Inverarity Morton (IM), described as Scotland’s largest independent wines and spirits merchant, is to close its regional depot in Milnathort, Kinross-shire. IM’s managing director Stephen Russell cited tough trading conditions combined […]

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Gold Star withdraws from cash & carry/wholesale

Date: February 4, 2016Leave a comment

Four years after opening in Harrow, north London, Gold Star Wholesale will cease trading as a cash & carry/wholesaler by the end of this month. Turnover last year was around […]

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Derby wholesaler marks 20th anniversary with special deals

Date: January 28, 2016Leave a comment

Derby-based discounter SOS Wholesale is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new logo and special deals for retailers. Director Mark Beckett said: “We want to thank our customers for their […]

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Decline in Booker Group’s like-for-like sales

Date: January 28, 2016Leave a comment

Booker Group’s total sales (including the recently-acquired Budgens and Londis business) increased by 10.5% in the 16 weeks to 1 January compared with the previous corresponding period. Non-tobacco income grew […]

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Death of former SPAR managing director John Irish

Date: January 27, 2016Leave a comment

John Irish CBE, who was managing director of SPAR UK from 1981 to 1994, has died at the age of 84, after being diagnosed with cancer in the autumn last […]

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Landmark launches its biggest-ever £1 promotion

Date: January 21, 2016Leave a comment

Landmark Wholesale is to launch a ‘£1 Attack’ promotion on Monday 25 January. The activity, which runs until 13 February, features more than 100 best-selling branded products priced at £1, including Tango, […]

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