All Bestway articles – Page 15

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    Evolving into fourth biggest

    2006-06-24T00:00:00Z

    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:...

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    Best wholesaler

    2006-06-17T00:00:00Z

    What a year it has been for Bestway. The classy cash and carry operator climbed from sixth to fourth position in The Grocer's Big 30 wholesaler ranking, thanks to its acquisition of Batleys for £100m in January 2005. A year on and it's making...

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    Best wholesaler

    2006-06-17T00:00:00Z

    Bestway lives up to its name as category starWhat a year it has been for Bestway. The classy cash and carry operator climbed from sixth to fourth position in The Grocer&'s Big 30 wholesaler ranking, thanks to its acquisition of...

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    Jobs go as Batleys' staff move from HQ

    2006-05-20T00:00:00Z

    Wholesaler Bestway is planning further consolidation at Batleys after a review, with a restructure and relocation of head office staff. In terms of the proposals, most finance responsibilities will shift from Batleys' HQ in Leeds to the...

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    Review of the year 2005

    2005-12-17T00:00:00Z

    It was the year of big government, an ever-bigger Tesco, a bid for Somerfield, and bird flu. The Grocer team flag up the hot storiesYour man of the yearSir Anwar PervezBestway chairman Sir Anwar Pervez was a worthy...

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    How Sir Anwar built an empire in the best way

    2005-10-22T00:00:00Z

    This year’s winner of The Grocer Cup for Outstanding Business Achievement tells Julian Hunt why Bestway is such a successPicture the scene: it’s 1968 and a young Pakistani entrepreneur named Anwar Pervez is about to open his second...

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    Sir Anwar Pervez wins Grocer Cup

    2005-10-19T08:31:00Z

    Sir Anwar Pervez, chairman of the Bestway Group, was last night presented with the Grocer Cup for Outstanding Business Achievement at the IGD Food Industry Awards.Sir Anwar won the prestigious accolade in a poll of readers of The Grocer from...

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    In profile: Ghufran Ashraf, manager of Bestway cash and carry depot in Park Royal, north London

    2005-06-18T00:00:00Z

    Keeping customers happy Managing the biggest cash and carry in Europe is a challenge Ghufran Ashraf clearly relishes. The 35-year-old took up the reins at the...

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    Changes start at Batleys

    2005-02-05T00:00:00Z

    Bestway’s acquisition of Batleys, finally confirmed this week, has already led to dramatic changes within the business, The Grocer has learned.Batleys’ wholesale petfood enterprise has been sliced in two, with the wholly delivered wing becoming...

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    Bestway confirms Batleys takeover

    2005-01-31T12:43:00Z

    London-based wholesaler Bestway has taken over Batleys Cash and Carry. Bestway confirmed the deal today ending weeks of speculation. The amount paid for Batleys remains undisclosed.Bestway also confirmed that none of Batleys depots will be...

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    Bestway poised to buy Batleys

    2005-01-15T00:00:00Z

    Bestway is set to take over its nearest challenger in the cash and carry market, boosting its £1bn business by more than £600m and making it a clear second to Booker.After several days of intense speculation in the trade, Bestway MD Younus...

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    Bestway in talks to buy Batleys

    2005-01-13T08:41:00Z

    Two of the UK’s largest cash and carry operators are set to be combined after it was confirmed Bestway is in talks to buy Batleys.Bestway, which has 31 depots, reported a turnover for its 2003/2004 financial year of £1,064m, while Batleys,...

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    Bestway’s Pervez steps back as son joins board

    2004-07-17T00:00:00Z

    Bestway founder Sir Anwar Pervez has stepped down as managing director, but will remain chairman of the group.Sir Anwar opened his first convenience food store in 1962 and by the early 1970s was operating 10 outlets.In 1976 he decided to move...

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    Bestway founder steps down

    2004-07-16T08:19:00Z

    Bestway founder Sir Anwar Pervez has stepped down as managing director, but will remain chairman of the group.Sir Anwar opened his first convenience food store in 1962 and by the early 1970s was operating 10 outlets.In 1976 he decided to...

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    Booth is poached for role at Bestway C&C

    2004-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Bestway Cash & Carry has poached Richard Booth, senior trading controller for grocery and non-food at buying group Landmark Cash & Carry, to buy groceries and general goods in its group buying department.Bestway, which has 28 depots and was...

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    Best of both worlds

    2004-01-24T00:00:00Z

    Retailers the Samani family have given birth to a C& C and now a fascia. John Wood reportsWith Booker, Bestway and Dhamecha dominating London’s cash and carry sector, it might appear a forbidding market to enter, but since its launch...

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    Landscape of the future

    2003-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Losing more than £1bn from a £2.6bn turnover would be catastrophic for most businesses, but senior figures at the Landmark Cash and Carry buying group insist Bestway’s decision to leave is not the body blow many would imagine.Steve Parfett,...

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    Bestway leaves Landmark

    2003-11-29T00:00:00Z

    The Landmark Cash & Carry buying group is about to lose its biggest member, Bestway, which accounts for more than £1bn of its £2.6bn turnover. Both sides insisted the separation, which will take place from January 1, was amicable, and Bestway...

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    Ali makes his mark at the brand new Acton depot

    2003-05-17T00:00:00Z

    Ejaz Ali is just finding his feet after a couple of weeks in charge of Bestway's newest depot at Acton, a short drive from the depot where he started "on the floor" at Bestway 10 years ago. He began work at the massive depot next to the...

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    Since its first depot opened in 1977, Bestway's business has

    2003-05-17T00:00:00Z

    Two new depots at Barking and Blackburn, which will take it to the 30 mark, are in the pipeline and should be completed by the end of the year, says trading director Younus Sheikh. Negotiations are advanced on a third site. However, he...