Thatchers Vintage becomes fastest growing premium cider in wholesale

Date: February 1, 2024Leave a comment

Thatchers Vintage 8.3% has become the fastest growing premium cider brand in the wholesale channel (Circana). Since it was given a new look and higher abv in 2023 to reflect […]


Fisherman’s Friend supported with ‘24 for 22’ cash & carry promotion

Date: December 16, 2023Leave a comment

Fisherman’s Friend is aiming to help convenience retailers maximise sales during the annual cold and flu season with a promotion on cases of its lozenges in cash & carry wholesalers. The […]


Fisherman’s Friend urges the trade to stock up for hay fever season

Date: April 25, 2023Leave a comment

Fisherman’s Friend is urging the trade to stock up on its 10-variant range of strong, minty and fruity lozenges and help millions of hay fever sufferers to manage their symptoms […]


Bestway Wholesale boosts revenues by 10%

Date: March 24, 2022Leave a comment

Bestway Wholesale has reported 10% growth in revenues during 2021 to £2.66 billion and an operating pre-tax profit of £37.2 million, equivalent to 1.4% of revenue, in the year to […]


Bestway’s Adalat Khan Chaudhary passes away

Date: November 17, 2021Leave a comment

Bestway has announced that one of its founders, Adalat Khan Chaudhary, has passed away. Chaudhary (pictured), a childhood friend of co-founder and chairman Sir Anwar Pervez, began his career in […]


Bestway launches £250,000 Christmas campaign in depot

Date: November 9, 2021Leave a comment

Bestway has launched a major Christmas campaign across all of its depots, representing over £250,000 of investment. In collaboration with key suppliers, the ‘Your Home This Christmas’ initiative has been […]


Bestway Retail Development Programme back in-person

Date: August 31, 2021Leave a comment

The Bestway Retail Development Programme – which includes the Bestway Retail Development Awards – is back with in-person events. The programme is designed to help retailers accelerate growth within their […]


Fisherman’s Friend Original Extra Strong launched in PMP for wholesale channel

Date: August 24, 2021Leave a comment

For the first time in the brand’s 156-year history, Fisherman’s Friend will be introducing price-marked packs to cash & carries and delivered wholesalers this September. The launch is in line […]


Bestway appoints Tim Fairs as director of marketing

Date: August 18, 2021Leave a comment

Bestway Wholesale has appointed Tim Fairs as director of marketing with responsibility to support strategic growth and innovation across the retail arm of the business. Formerly customer director of McColl’s […]


Costcutter retailers can earn rewards on Bestway and Batleys C&C shops

Date: August 6, 2021Leave a comment

All retailers within the Bestway Retail symbol estate – including Costcutter retailers – can now earn rebate rewards on qualifying purchases from Bestway and Batleys cash & carries in line […]


Mixed results for Bestway wholesale and retail divisions

Date: July 5, 2021Leave a comment

Bestway’s wholesale division – comprising Bestway Wholesale, Bestway Northern and Batleys Properties – achieved a 3% increase in turnover to £2.06 billion in the year ended 30 June 2020. Operating […]


Bestway Wholesale restructures senior management team

Date: May 11, 2021Leave a comment

Further to its acquisition of CSG (Costcutter Supermarkets Group) in late 2020, Bestway Wholesale has announced a restructure of its senior management team. Mike Hollis, formerly retail director of CSG, […]