Sugro has shown 19% growth in the year to date (January to April 2022 versus the same period in 2021). This is on the back of 12% growth last year.
The strong performance was announced at the group’s 2022 trade show exhibition and conference, held recently in Glasgow.
With over 200 attendees, the event provided an opportunity for members and suppliers to build their relationships. It also included Sugro’s awards ceremony where wholesalers and suppliers were recognised for their hard work.
O’Reilly’s Wholesale was named as the winner in the Retail Member of the Year category. Other winners were:
Environmental & Sustainability Award: Taylor Wholesale
Digital Innovation Award: The Soft Drinks Company
Specialist Wholesale Award: Rayburn Wholesale
Community Champion Award: Northern Confectioners
Rising Star Award: E-Natural
There were also three supplier awards: Suntory Beverage and Food GB & I (Alex McMillan) won Supplier of the Year; Nestlé (Fred Marshall) won Product of the Year for Kit Kat Zebra; and PepsiCo (Simon Murray) was named Retail Club Supplier of the Year.
Commenting on the event, Yulia Petitt (pictured), Sugro’s head of commercial & marketing, said: “We were exceptionally pleased with a high level of attendance and participation. All attendees had many opportunities to interact, network and continue to drive the business forward by capitalising on key elements of Sugro’s commercial strategy, which is focused on further digitalisation and technology, diversification into grocery, non-food and foodservice, and business development.
“The performance of the group has been exceptional over the past few years, and with some substantial multi-million turnover business done on the day of the show, I believe that the group is set for another successful year of double-digit growth. I would like to thank all members and suppliers for their continuous support and participation.”
Published Date: May 26, 2022