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Brakes Professional Food Market

Brakes to open cash & carry as part of 'multichannel' offer

08 Mar 2014 | By Sara Spary

It is common for cash & carry operators to move into delivered wholesale but now foodservice giant Brakes is doing the opp…

Brakes, 3663, Nestlé and Unilever link to boost efficiency

Brakes, 3663, Nestlé and Unilever link to boost efficiency

01 Jun 2013 | By James Halliwell

The biggest names in foodservice have joined forces to improve supply chain efficiency — and save £100m by 2020…

Ken McMeikan

What does Ken's move mean for Greggs... and for Brakes? Subscription

15 Dec 2012 | By Elinor Zuke, James Halliwell

News that Ken McMeikan had quit as Greggs CEO to move to Brakes was greeted…

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Brakes depot

Brakes moving into cash & carry? What's going on?

08 Mar 2014 | By Sara Spary

Brakes is opening its first-ever cash & carry. It’s an interesting move for the delivered foodservice giant, and one that’…

Booker warehouse

Wholesale is in better shape, but problems are lurking

31 Jan 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Wholesale is arguably in better shape than it has been for some time…

parfetts cash and carry

The shop floor can be a springboard Subscription

01 Sep 2013 | By Steve Parfett

The recent GCSE and A-level results set me thinking about career prospects in grocery and wholesale…


Should grocers be ramping up their food-to-go offers?

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Collaboration is key Subscription

10 Feb 2014

The role of a wholesaler has changed almost beyond recognition. Our members are no longer simply ‘big sheds’ shipping out goods in bulk…

Asda not 'misreported'

06 Apr 2013 | Updated: 08 Apr 2013

The Grocer recently reported that Asda had claimed its initial comments in relation to the Booker/Makro merger had been “misreported”…

Wholesale can be an efficient sector

26 Nov 2011 | Updated: 09 Feb 2012

Sir, Steve Parfett raises some interesting points regarding the efficiency of the wholesale…

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