All Bestway articles – Page 14

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    Xtra Local the best way for club members


    Bestway's Xtra Local Retail Club members have grown their sales by an average of 14% in the past year. The 2,200 indies were aided by promotional campaigns and business advice, Bestway said. It is now looking to add new members. Since its...

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    Bestway aims to be biggest as well as Best in Scots assault


    Bestway has launched a major push for its Best-One fascia in Scotland as it ramps up its efforts to become one of the biggest c-store brands in the UK.

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    Bestway snaps up Scots wholesaler Bellevue


    Bestway has bought Scottish wholesaler Bellevue, the owner of two cash & carries, for an undisclosed sum.

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    The best way is bigger


    As Bestway breaks the £2bn sales barrier, chief executive Zameer Choudrey is primed to pounce, says Peter Cripps

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    Bestway outlines plans for foodservice growth


    Bestway has revealed plans to become a major delivered foodservice provider.Catering lines currently account for about 5% of Bestway's turnover but the wholesaler intends to grow its share of the market and set up a dedicated foodservice...

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    Bestway: EDM claims are a ‘slur’


    Wholesale giant Bestway has claimed it has done nothing wrong, after an employment dispute led to an Early Day Motion being tabled in parliament this week.In the EDM, MP Gerald Kaufman slammed Bestway subsidiary Bestway Northern for...

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    Bestway puts £6m into Coventry hub


    Bestway has spent £6m redeveloping its main distribution hub in Coventry.The C&C giant has enlarged the site from 140,000 sq ft to 250,000 sq ft, giving its 52 Bestway and Batleys depots better availability. "To be...

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    Bestway aims to double symbol group sales over next two years


    Bestway plans to double its Best-one symbol group sales over the next two years.Best-one controller James Hall said the symbol was on track for sales to exceed £150m this year and that they had being growing at least 20% a year since it...

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    Is Bestway looking to purchase rival Makro?


    Speculation is rife that Bestway is planning to buy rival cash & carry operator Makro. The two companies are rumoured to be thrashing out a deal that could create a wholesaling giant to rival Palmer & Harvey McLane and Booker, with a turnover of...

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    Manchester companies blast congestion charge


    Plans to introduce a congestion charge in Manchester are "inappropriate", "completely arbitrary" and would hit business, leading food and drink companies have warned. Kellogg's, United Biscuits, Makro, Bestway, Parfetts and Joseph Holt...

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    No change 1Charles Wilson Chief executive BookerWilson retains the top spotsee right ??? no change 2Younus Sheikh managing director, Bestway Cash & CarryA non-mover at number two, mainly because...

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    Bestway court action over misuse of name


    The owner of cash and carry giant Bestway Cash and Carry has vowed to take legal action against any company illegally trading on its name following recent success at the High Court in London. Bestway Holdings, which owns...

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    Sir Anwar's king of wholesaling, Sunday Times Rich List reveals


    It's official. Sir Anwar Pervez, chairman of wholesale group Bestway, is richer than Her Maj.The Sunday Times Rich List put Sir Anwar and family at 138th with a fortune valued at £543m. The Queen was left trailing in 229th place with a...

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    "The remarkable thing about this market is the resilience and optimism of wholesalers like Sir Anwar"


    It's been a busy week for Sir Anwar Pervez. On Tuesday, the founder of the Bestway Group celebrated 30 years as a cash & carry wholesaler with a lavish bash for 1,000 guests at Grosvenor House in London. On Wednesday, he was treating journalists...

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    Bestway plans new Batleys depot in Kent


    Bestway Group has unveiled expansion plans for 2007 alongside strong double-digit annual growth figures for the year to 30 June. The company aims to open the first new Batleys depot in more than five years at Gillingham, Kent, in July...

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    Depot visit Bestway, Acton


    Things have changed a lot since Mohammed Ghulam, general manager of Bestway's depot in Acton, London, entered the cash and carry trade 27 years ago. Much of that change has been for the better, he says. "There's much more professionalism than...

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    Bestway eyes Nisa-Today's


    Wholesaler Bestway has reaffirmed its interest in acquiring Nisa-Today's in the wake of the collapse of the Costcutter merger. Bestway MD Younus Sheikh said it remained willing to explore further the benefits of a potential takeover. An...

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    Sheikh: public will see through multiples' PR


    Younus Sheikh, MD of wholesaler Bestway, has greeted the Competition Commission's inquiry into grocery with scepticism and delivered a rallying call to independents, urging them to build closer ties with their communities. Sheikh, who was...

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    Shop Profile - Bestway Cash and Carry


    Bestway's rise to prominence reads something like the Frank Lampard success story: master your fundamentals, never stop working on your game and when you get your chances, finish clinically.The company has evolved from its roots as an...

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    Evolving into fourth biggest


    Number of depots: 49Number of employees: 4,000Turnover: £1.7bnType of operation: Cash & carry and delivered wholesalerBestway's rise to prominence reads something like the Frank Lampard success story:...