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Taylors of Harrogate: Wholesale is a real growth area

Date: January 17, 2019Leave a comment

Darren Grealy (pictured), senior wholesale manager at Taylors of Harrogate, suggests that cash & carries complement in-store offerings with online fixtures. How are you looking to develop your business through […]

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Mars Wrigley: still great headroom for growth of confectionery in wholesale

Date: September 13, 2018Leave a comment

Ayman Nasreldin (pictured), customer development director at Mars Wrigley Confectionery, advises focusing on core range, innovation, mini seasons and digital. What proportion of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK business goes […]

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CCEP: influencing and responding to trends

Date: August 22, 2018Leave a comment

Gary Black (pictured), sales director for wholesale and convenience at Coca-Cola European Partners, highlights opportunities in the changing soft drinks industry. What proportion of your UK sales goes through cash […]

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Grace Foods moves to spice up your sales

Date: April 20, 2018Leave a comment

Robert Walker (pictured), commercial manager at Grace Foods UK, encourages wholesalers to tap into rising consumer demand for Caribbean/world cuisine. What proportion of your business goes through the cash & […]

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Mondelez: commitment and collaboration with C&C/wholesalers

Date: February 12, 2018Leave a comment

Scott Snell (pictured), sales director at Mondelez International, emphasises the importance of effective display and retailer education in driving sales. How are you looking to develop your business through the […]

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Boost Drinks: fulfilling its role as champion of independents

Date: January 11, 2018Leave a comment

Boost Drinks has focused on independents since its formation, and in a changing landscape its commitment hasn’t changed, reports sales director Al Gunn (pictured). What proportion of your business goes […]

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Martin Thatcher of Thatchers: Keeping the cider category fresh

Date: November 15, 2017Leave a comment

Martin Thatcher (pictured), managing director and fourth-generation cidermaker at Thatchers Cider, urges wholesalers to take account of significant market changes. How are you looking to strengthen your relationships with cash […]

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Chris Sanders of Radnor Hills: Are your soft drink sales healthy?

Date: October 16, 2017Leave a comment

Chris Sanders (pictured), sales director at Radnor Hills, urges wholesalers to tap into the sales potential of school and hospital-compliant soft drinks. What proportion of your business goes through the […]

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Kettle Foods acquires popcorn producer Cornpoppers

Date: October 2, 2017Leave a comment

Kettle Foods has announced its acquisition of Cornpoppers Ltd – a UK popcorn producer based in Wednesbury, West Midlands. Established in 1979, Cornpoppers is a privately-owned family business supplying high […]

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Imperial’s ignite awards recognise independent trade’s successes

Date: September 19, 2017Leave a comment

Imperial Tobacco has recognised the achievements of independent retailers at its third annual ignite awards. Hosted by comedian and Radio 4 broadcaster, Dominic Holland, the event took place at the […]

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Feeling good about wholesale – Simon Ruddick of Vimto UK

Date: August 12, 2017Leave a comment

Simon Ruddick (pictured), commercial controller for cash & carry at Vimto UK, explains why he believes it is an exciting time to work with the wholesale channel. What proportion of […]

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Introduction of new categories proves successful for Pricecheck

Date: July 24, 2017Leave a comment

Following the introduction of new product categories, international wholesale and distribution business Pricecheck recorded an annual turnover of £54.7 million for 2016-17, representing an increase of £11.1 million on the […]

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