RD Johns Foodservice takes over Chaffins

Landmark Wholesale member RD Johns Foodservice, of Newton Abbot, Devon, has taken over Chaffins Foodservice, of Redruth, Cornwall. A consequence is Chaffins’ departure from the Country Range Group, ending a 25-year association.

Chaffins was established as WG Chaffin & Co in 1958, initially trading as a cash & carry. It was acquired by JM Brown and his family 12 years later, with Stephen Brown becoming managing director.

The business, with a staff of 35 and operating from a 10,000 sq ft depot (soon to extend to 15,000 sq ft), delivers ambient, chilled and frozen food, as well as non-foods, to hotels, restaurants, cafés, nursing homes and schools. Turnover is £4.5 million.

RD Johns Foodservice, with annual sales of £10 million, offers a full foodservice range. It also has its own butchery. Deliveries are made throughout Devon and Cornwall.

The wholesaler, which has a been a member of Landmark since 2014, has almost 90 staff and a fleet of 20 refrigerated vehicles.

Tel: RD Johns Foodservice (01626) 368800

Tel: Chaffins Foodservice (01209) 202122


Published Date: November 8, 2017
Category: Wholesale Industry News