At the Unitas annual conference, which takes place in Athens on 15-19 September, delegates will hear how Unitas members are ‘achieving better growth’ than their rivals.
Unitas chairman Mark Aylwin said: “Over the past 12 months, our members have opened more depots and invested more in leading-edge technology than the rest of the wholesale market put together. They are embracing technological advancements to enhance efficiencies, while ever-more accessible data and technology is enabling them to compete head-to-head with the largest operators.”
The group’s MD John Kinney added: “There’s a real buzz in the independent channel. That’s where we see the growth. When I speak to our foodservice and on-trade members, there is a real buoyant optimism that they’re picking up business.”
These comments were backed up by new data from TWC, which shows Unitas performing ahead of the market for value and volume in both out of home and convenience.
At the conference, the Unitas team will unveil strategic and category-focused plans for the year ahead, and suppliers will be invited to join discussions on the retail and out-of-home markets, fuelled by latest customer and consumer research. There will also be one-to-one Meet the Member sessions for wholesalers and suppliers to get to know each other better.Published Date: July 5, 2023