Foodservice on the up at Unitas Wholesale

Plans were announced at Unitas Wholesale’s annual conference in Portugal last month to step up already sizeable growth in the foodservice channel and to increase the number of symbol retailers serviced by its C&C/wholesalers.

Currently foodservice, largely through 95 out-of-home members, accounts for sales of more than £2.5 billion.

Among those thriving in this sector are RD Johns Foodservice in Newton Abbot, Devon, and Sutherlands, of Wick, Caithness. Also growing are Dee Bee Wholesale, in Grimsby and Hull, and Global Foods, Cardiff.

Unitas, with overall turnover of more than £8.5 billion, is now seeking a new trading controller foodservice who will report to Les Mohammed, senior trading controller for out of home.

Mohammed said that the Caterers Kitchen own-label range “is experiencing sales growth, offering genuine value and quality”.

There are also plans to add around 120 retailers a year to the more than 1,000 who carry one of three group symbols: Today’s, Day-Today and Lifestyle.

Tel: Unitas Wholesale (01302) 249909



Published Date: October 15, 2019
Category: Wholesale Industry News