Three more wholesalers join Confex

Confex has three new members – Midlands Food Service, Deckers and Lion Catering.

The recruits take the group’s membership to 227 and bolster its turnover by £75 million.

Andy Waller, managing director of Rochdale-based Deckers, said: “We have chosen Confex for their breadth of knowledge and their innovative approach to the wholesale industry – we look forward to working closely with the head office team to create additional opportunities for Deckers.”

Graham Dolman, partner at Midlands Food Service, which is based in Burton-on-Trent, commented: “Joining Confex will allow Midlands Food Service to take advantage of CORE own-label products to service customers of our recently acquired business Strawberry Fields. We look forward to building a strong partnership, not only with Confex head office team, but also with the wider membership and look forward to some profitable inter-company trading.”

Ergun Ozdil, director of Dorset-based Lion Catering, added: “We are delighted to join Confex buying group to accelerate our growth plans by working along with Confex suppliers to expand our product offering to the customers.”

Confex MD Tom Gittins said: “Confex are very pleased to welcome our new members to our growing buying group. We look forward to helping them traverse these difficult trading times and continue their businesses growth during 2022 and a beyond.”

Martin Williams, Confex chairman, added: “Confex is becoming the natural home for forward-thinking wholesalers. They can take advantage of our terms, promotions, marketing, events and our own-brand range CORE which continues to grow and thrive. We remain open to discuss membership with any progressive wholesaler who wants to be a part of such a dynamic and changing group.”

Published Date: May 26, 2022
Category: Wholesale Industry News