JJ Foodservice has invested more than £1 million in 20 state-of-the-art, 13.5-tonne Isuzu delivery vehicles to support its continued expansion plans.
This news follows the launch of a driver recruitment initiative to attract at least 20 new HGV drivers. The female-friendly campaign encourages more women to consider HGV driver roles as only 1% of HGV drivers in the UK are women.
What’s more, with European workers returning home as a consequence of Brexit, there is a huge shortage of delivery drivers in the UK, according to JJ Foodservice.
The wholesaler, which currently has 140 delivery vehicles operating from its 11 UK branches, reported record sales last week following the re-opening of indoor dining on 17 May, with customer accounts up 32% compared with the same period in 2019.
“There’s been a fantastic appetite for eating out again,” said JJ head of operations Kaan Hendekli. “Brits are expected to spend even more than they did in 2019, which is great news for the UK hospitality sector.”
“Our team has been working hard to fulfil every order and we’re moving full steam ahead to help expand our support to even more UK eateries,” he added.