Bidfood and Direct Seafoods win MSC Foodservice Wholesaler award

Date: October 30, 2023Leave a comment

Bidcorp UK companies Bidfood and the Direct Seafoods division of Bidfresh have won the MSC Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year award for their focus on seafood sustainability. The MSC awards […]


Bidfood to support small suppliers through Open Doors Programme

Date: September 20, 2023Leave a comment

Bidfood is launching a new initiative – Open Doors Programme – to identify and support the most innovative and interesting brands from small food and beverage suppliers trying to establish […]


‘I’m a custodian of the business’ – Filshill’s Simon Hannah

Date: May 25, 2023Leave a comment

In an exclusive interview, Simon Hannah (pictured) talks about being CEO of JW Filshill and explains why the Glasgow-based business is likely to remain family-owned well into the future. Simon […]


Industry bike ride raises over £1 million for MAG

Date: March 30, 2023Leave a comment

The annual wholesale, convenience and foodservice charity bike ride ‘Bikes Against Bombs’ ( has now raised over £1 million. The initiative was set up in 2015 by Neil Turton, non-executive […]


Thomas Ridley Foodservice appoints Jon Matthews as sales director

Date: February 24, 2023Leave a comment

Thomas Ridley Foodservice – acquired by Bidcorp earlier this year – has appointed Jon Matthews as sales director. Matthews (pictured) has 28 years of foodservice experience at Bidfood, where he […]


Bidcorp acquires Thomas Ridley Foodservice

Date: January 23, 2023Leave a comment

After its recent announcement about the acquisition of Harvest Fine Foods, Bidcorp UK has further strengthened its portfolio with the acquisition of Thomas Ridley Foodservice. Founded in 1808, Thomas Ridley […]


Bidcorp acquires Harvest Fine Foods

Date: January 16, 2023Leave a comment

Bidcorp UK has acquired Harvest Fine Foods, an independently run foodservice supplier to more than 1,000 catering establishments  across the South of England. The Totton-based business, which opened its doors […]


Leading wholesale executives sign up for 2023 MAG charity bike ride

Date: November 21, 2022Leave a comment

Senior executives from foodservice wholesalers and buying groups have signed up for the 2023 wholesale sector bike ride for the landmine clearance charity MAG (Mines Advisory Group). Organised by Tom […]


Bidcorp acquires Nicol Hughes Foodservice

Date: July 25, 2022Leave a comment

Bidcorp UK has acquired Chester-based Nicol Hughes Foodservice. The North West wholesaler becomes the latest addition to Caterfood Buying Group’s network of independent businesses, trading alongside Elite Fine Foods, Caterfood, […]


Bidfood supports The Natasha Clinical Trial

Date: May 21, 2022Leave a comment

Bidfood has become a research founding partner of The Natasha Clinical Trial, contributing to a new study for people living with allergies. The study aims to prove that everyday foods […]


Charles Wilson and Andrew Selley inspire future wholesale leaders

Date: April 14, 2022Leave a comment

Charles Wilson, former CEO of Booker, and Andrew Selley, CEO of Bidcorp, have thrown their support behind a new generation of emerging talent in the wholesale sector and challenged them […]


Brakes and Bidfood duos awarded MBEs

Date: December 30, 2020Leave a comment

Key figures from Brakes and Bidfood have been recognised in the New Year Honours List. Brakes’ supply chain & operations director Alex Mayfield, and lead solution designer Ricky Sercombe, have […]