AF Blakemore names MD of combined Foodservice, Meat and Wholesale arms

Date: November 30, 2023Leave a comment

AF Blakemore has appointed Lawrence Shirazian as managing director of its newly formed Foodservice Business Unit, which combines the company’s Foodservice, Fresh Meat, and Wholesale divisions. Shirazian (pictured) was most […]


AF Blakemore & Son reports 3.9% increase in sales

Date: September 21, 2023Leave a comment

AF Blakemore & Son achieved a 3.9% rise in sales to £1.24 billion in the year ending 30 April 2023. Chairman Peter Blakemore commented: “The group has demonstrated fantastic resilience, […]


Matt Teague promoted to MD of Blakemore Retail and BTP

Date: September 12, 2023Leave a comment

AF Blakemore has promoted Matt Teague to managing director, retail, to lead both Blakemore Retail and Blakemore Trade Partners (BTP). Teague (pictured) was previously MD of Blakemore Retail only, while […]


AF Blakemore signs up to MealTrak consumer tracking programme

Date: August 12, 2023Leave a comment

MealTrak, the food-to-go and out-of-home tracking programme, has signed up AF Blakemore & Son as a new client. AF Blakemore is the largest SPAR wholesaler in the UK and owns […]


Blakemore announces initiatives to support independent SPAR retailers

Date: June 20, 2023Leave a comment

The 2023 SPAR Retail Show, hosted by Blakemore Trade Partners (BTP), focused on the theme of ‘Sustainable Growth’, and one retailer received a £100,000 investment fund to develop his business. […]


Blakemore Foodservice wins £9m worth of contracts

Date: May 11, 2023Leave a comment

Blakemore Foodservice has been awarded five new contracts worth a total of £9 million. The contracts, which will be serviced from the wholesaler’s 80,000 sq ft site in Wakefield, will […]


AF Blakemore launches Plant & Win app game for SPAR stores

Date: April 28, 2023Leave a comment

AF Blakemore has launched a new app game called Plant & Win, which SPAR shoppers in Wales, central England and the Southeast can play to plant trees and win prizes. […]


Stories of Women in Blakemore Award winners inspire through new book

Date: March 16, 2023Leave a comment

AF Blakemore has the announced the winners of its first Women in Blakemore Awards via a story book.  The awards, created to champion and recognise diversity and inclusivity in the […]


AF Blakemore appoints Odeon Cinemas MD Carol Welch as CEO

Date: January 26, 2023Leave a comment

AF Blakemore & Son has appointed Carol Welch as chief executive. She will join the business in April, succeeding Jerry Marwood who is leaving to focus more time on his […]


AF Blakemore reports 19% sales rise but a £3.3 million pre-tax loss

Date: December 16, 2022Leave a comment

AF Blakemore & Son has announced 19% sales growth to £1.19 billion for the year ending 1 May 2022. However, it reported a pre-tax loss of £3.3 million, down from […]


AF Blakemore launches Christmas campaign with £100,000 prize pot

Date: December 4, 2022Leave a comment

AF Blakemore & Son is set to launch a SPAR Christmas campaign giving away up to £100,000 worth of prizes. ‘Merry Textmas’ is a 25-day text-to-win competition that will be […]


AF Blakemore helps 108 employees gain new LGV licence

Date: September 30, 2022Leave a comment

AF Blakemore & Son has enabled 108 of its employees to gain a new LGV [large goods vehicle] driving licence in the past 12 months, free of charge. As a […]