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CJ Lang blames deflation and weather for 1% sales fall Subscription

22 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Pre-tax profits fell to £914,000, down 25% from £1.2m last year

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Palmer & Harvey launches new transactional website Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The first phase of the new website went live on 7 February with 200 retailers

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Russell Grant resigns from Blakemore Wholesale MD position Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Blakemore Wholesale Distribution MD James Russell will take over the role on an interim basis

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Bestway warns retailers over unregistered booze sellers Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme (AWRS) was announced in 2013’s autumn statement by then chancellor George Osborne

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Bidvest Foodservice announces Bidfood name change Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The company has already implemented the name change in other countries such as Australia and New Zealand

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CompareTheWholesaler.com price comparison site relaunches Subscription

15 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The site features nearly 1,500 products ranging from big brands to artisanal producers…

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United dominates Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards Subscription

13 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

United Wholesale Scotland named Scotland’s top wholesaler at the 15th annual awards in Edinburgh

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Bidvest launches exclusive range of artisan coffee Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Black + White Coffee Co branded products are designed “to deliver the very best coffee experience”

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Dhamecha posts strong sales and profit growth Subscription

01 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Sales at the Today’s Group wholesaler are up 2.1% to £668m for the year ending 31 March 2016

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Bestway Wholesale profits plunge 56% Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The wholesaler suggested its “conscious decision” to invest in the independent retail had contributed to the fall in profits

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Tesco and Booker confident of merger approval but CMA may have other ideas Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

One of the major unknowns thrown up by the surprise Tesco takeover of Booker is how the CMA will react and what remedies will be required to appease the monopoly watchdog. We look at the deal’s chances.

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Peter Tichbon appointed CEO at Innovative Bites Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The former MD at malted ingredients supplier Edme has worked in the retail industry for more than 20 years

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Reynolds wholesale opens third new depot in 13 months

26 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The Eastleigh depot follows sites in Gillingham and Bury St Edmunds

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Martin Williams returns to FWD as associate director Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

In the new part-time role, Williams will work with suppliers to ensure FWD is supporting its objectives and priorities


PE owner of Hancocks engages advisers to explore sale Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The private equity owner of Hancocks Cash & Carry is exploring options for a potential sale of the specialist confectioner

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RH Amar sees sales rise as demand for 'fine foods' grows Subscription

18 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

RH Amar said its company-owned Cooks&Co stuffed vine leaves and Mary Berry-branded dressings and sauces were star performers

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JJ Food Service reveals two new own-label prawn brands

16 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The new lines will be available in time for Chinese New Year on Saturday 28 January

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Parfetts sees sales boom over Christmas period Subscription

16 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Parfetts has reported a rise in Christmas sales of 8.8%

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Best-one symbol group sales up almost 20% Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

New Bestway DC sees sales soar “as members get behind our fresh and chilled offer”…

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AF Blakemore sees sales and profits rise despite deflation Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The Spar wholesaler reported a 2.4% sales increase to £1.31bn for the year ending 30 April 2016

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Spar retailer Eat 17 to sell wholesale meat to other c-stores Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

The move follows the launch of the retailer’s own-label ready meals in May…

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Landmark Wholesale signs up toiletries specialist Inspira Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The move means the buying group now has 38 members supplying retail, catering and foodservice in the UK

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Blakemore launches Branching Out community skills programme Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The community programme will work with schools across the Blakemore trading area

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Bestway to offer extended healthy snack range in the new year

22 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wholesaler believes range can generate additional sales and footfall

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Appleby Westward exceeds store recruitment target by over 50%

21 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The group recruited 37 new stores this year, more than 50% ahead of its budgeted target

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Suddenly wholesale is hot. It's in demand. It's happening Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Wholesale has never been sexy. Sexist perhaps: it’s an industry full of white van men. But not sexy

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The Big 30 wholesalers 2017: Why Tesco & co are gunning for wholesale Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Tesco-Booker deal could trigger consolidation in the Big 30 on an entirely new level. So what does the future hold?

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Three big opportunities for suppliers from the Tesco-Booker merger - video Video

14 Feb 2017 | By David Sables

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants explains how suppliers should best approach negotiations with Tesco and Booker

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Tesco's Booker deal is further evidence of supermarket future-proofing Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

For Sainsbury’s and Argos and Morrisons and Amazon, you can now read Tesco and Booker

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Martin Williams: a landmark in wholesaling Subscription

10 Nov 2016 | By Steve Parfett

Steve Parfett reflects on Martin Williams’ career and achievements at Landmark Wholesale

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Digital is the way forward for loyalty Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By Steve Parfett

Despite looking at several loyalty propositions I have not found one yet that can be made to work in c-stores

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Supplier councils can help wholesalers cut costs Subscription

18 Aug 2016 | By Steve Parfett

It is inevitable that the uncertainties generated by the Brexit vote are going to make life very tough for the foreseeable

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What will Brexit mean for the wholesale sector?

20 Jul 2016 | By Steve Parfett

On alcohol we will be freed of EU rules on excise duty, for starters

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Post Office changes are a mistake Subscription

31 Mar 2016 | By Steve Parfett

Busy, viable and truly local businesses are having a gun held to their head

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Osborne must rethink living wage 2020 target Subscription

31 Mar 2016

FWD members’ annual wage costs will rise by 0.7% this week as the national living wage comes into effect

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Crude oil price rise reflected in plastic Subscription

19 Feb 2016

Crude oil prices increased from mid-January to the first week of February

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The Big 30 Wholesalers report 2016 Subscription

12 Feb 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Consolidation, specialists, new disruptors, fresh food fails, the NLW and tobacco are all challenging wholesalers

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