Successful trade show for Thomsons Foodservice

The inaugural trade show of Thomsons Foodservice, of Heathhall, Dumfries, attracted more than 250 people, including many caterers and 56 suppliers.

The Thomsons Foodservice team.

The Thomsons Foodservice team.

Visitors were able to discuss the latest food trends and access special deals.

More than half of the customers have supported the the family-owned company since it was founded by Dennis Thomson in 1987. It moved to its present 15,000 sq ft premises four years ago.

The wholesaler, with eight vehicles, delivers throughout Dumfries & Galloway, as well as Ayrshire, the Borders and Lanarkshire. Customers include small independent general stores, caravan parks, cafés, butchers, bakers, restaurants and hotels.

Sales director Jackie Watt said: “Everyone has been talking positively about the trade show, and we have received fantastic feedback.

“We have 500 customers, and to get 250 people through the door for our first show was fantastic, particularly as we cover a big geographical area, which includes some remote places that are not readily accessed by larger and national wholesalers.”

Thomsons, with a staff of 20, is a member of the Fairway Foodservice buying group.

Tel: Thomsons Foodservice (01387) 250533

Published Date: March 21, 2018
Category: Wholesale Industry News