Dee Bee returns to Hull after 25 years

Today’s Group member Dee Bee has spent more than £500,000 on a new 70,000 sq ft Hull cash & carry, which is expected to create more than 35 full and part-time jobs.

According to parent company the Ramsden Group, of Grimsby, the cash & carry will be similar in style to Dee Bee’s Grimsby unit, which has served customers across north-east Lincolnshire for 54 years.

Group managing director Nick Ramsden said: “This is an exciting expansion for us, but there is some nostalgia linked to the move. We owned and operated a Dee Bee cash & carry on the Hull site 25 years ago. “Since then, the property has been leased, but the leaseholder is moving to new, larger premises elsewhere in the city.

“We would like to start recruitment early in the new year, but we must first agree a change of use clause with the City Council.”

Ramsden added that the company had recently invested a further £1 million in the Dee Bee business (IT, new offices, vehicles and product handling).

The Hull C&C will hold around 6,000 products covering alcohol, confectionery, soft drinks, snacks, grocery and catering lines. Customers will include independent retailers, foodservice outlets, pubs and clubs.

The company already services around 40 convenience stores and pubs in Hull, but Ramsden said the number would rise significantly in the first year of operation.

Tel: Dee Bee C&C (01472) 313 200

Published Date: December 4, 2015
Category: Wholesale Industry News