NBC delivers its largest member & supplier event and names four recruits

At its recent member & supplier event, National Buying Consortium (NBC) announced that four new members – 6868 Fast Food, Aytac, Enzo Wholesale and Shop 4 Less – joined the group in June.

David Lunt: ‘The group has gone from strength to strength.’

“Each of these businesses are significant in their own markets and bring additional scale and variety to the group’s buying power and reach, particularly in foodservice,” said NBC managing director David Lunt.

He added: “The group has gone from strength to strength. We provide very simple and clear benefits for our members; we provide very clear and simple service for our suppliers. By focusing upon things that matter, we are able to deliver results and pass on significant benefits to everyone.

“The group has five significant benefits for members – access to brands at great prices; 100% of terms paid in full and on time; volume discounts and lower minimum order quantities facilitated by NDN; access to a free web-2-print brochure service; and membership as an investment, not a management fee.

“The group has five significant benefits for suppliers – one central buying point; over 60 members; annual promotion campaigns; new product launches; and bespoke brochure support.

“As a result, NBC has delivered over £12 million in member terms since 2019, delivered £120 million in sales through NDN and supported members with £20 million in net pricing benefits.”

The NBC member & supplier event was its largest and most successful to date, reports the group. It included NBC supplier awards: these recognise companies that have delivered exceptional results as a result of collaboration and they were presented to Ben Cooper and George Edney at Swizzels; Gavin Simpson at Britvic; Jack Hadland at Coca-Cola European Partners; Ian Jone at Suntory; Henry Harmer at Nestlé Confectionery; and Alex Morris at Walkers.

“We thank all of our supplier partners for their support during the course of 2024 and we look forward to continually working closely with them to deliver benefits to all of our members,” said Lunt.

At the event, tributes were paid to NBC’s founding chairman Stuart Lane, who has retired as a director of the group. In response, NBC is now undertaking the recruitment process for a new member director.


Published Date: July 1, 2024
Category: Wholesale Industry News