Unitas Wholesale member HT & Co Drinks has been named as the UK’s fifth best drinks wholesaler according to Harpers’ Top 50 Wholesalers list.
Other concerns featured include Bibendum, part of the Irish C&C Group, in 11th place; another Unitas member, Romford-based Hills Prospect, at No 20; Matthew Clark, also part of C&C Group, in 30th position; and Enotria & Coe (38th), of north London, which this year struck deals with Bidfood and Compass.
The judging criteria of the annual study was changed this year to include company ethos, investment, services offered, evolution of portfolio, added value, sustainability, ethical considerations, turnover, shape and size.
HT & Co Drinks, reputedly the largest independent drinks wholesaler in the UK, won praise for its significant investment in innovative technological systems and e-commerce solutions.
Now with branches in Brighton and Birmingham, as well as its original C&C in north-west London, the company was commended for remaining a people-focused business.
It was also recognised for impressing clients with its emphasis on working strategically for the benefit of all in the supply and retail chains while meeting the demands of an ever-changing market.
Director Sanjay Thakrar said: “This is a great achievement for HT, recognising the achievements we have made with the support of supply partners over the last 12 months.”
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Published Date: July 18, 2019