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JJ Food Service launches 'one-tap' online payment option Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The new feature follows the recent announcement of JJ’s new fingerprint ID…

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Blakemore opens eighth Bmorelocal store in Yorkshire Subscription

19 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

The store in Rotherham includes features such as food to go services and post office facilities


Reynolds turnover drops following Pret A Manger delivery exit Subscription

13 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The wholesaler saw its sales fall to £190.5m for the year ending 31 December 2016

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Blakemore Foodservice donates £6,000 to its chosen charities

12 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Employees fundraised for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and rare blood diseases charity Chelsea’s HLH Awareness Fund


Booker slams suppliers over 'poor' availability levels Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Trading director Colm Johnson said availability issues were hitting its core range

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NFRN boss warns wholesalers against supermarket-style range culls Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Wholesale range and service ‘worse than ever’ says Paul Baxter

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Bestway claims Tesco-Booker deal will 'distort' wholesale Subscription

05 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Bestway also highlighted fears over the future of fellow wholesaler Palmer & Harvey…

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JW Filshill profits driven up by strong craft booze sales Subscription

04 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

The growth in craft beer and spirits offset a decline in tobacco sales

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Bidfood campaign gives Christmas Day back to hospitality workers

23 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Christmas Gift campaign asks customers to nominate those who will be working on Christmas Day or Boxing Day

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Sales head Ian McDonald retires after 40 years at JW Filshill

21 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Craig Brown will join the wholesaler in its new role of retail sales director…

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Landmark Wholesale trading director John Searle to exit Subscription

18 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Searle will officially leave the buying group at the end of the year…

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Palmer & Harvey boosts online order product information Subscription

18 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Latest improvement is part of the delivered wholesaler’s overhaul of its transactional website

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Glasgow fruit market consumed by ‘extensive and complex’ fire Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Firefighters were called to the warehouse on Blochairn Road at 3.44am today


Sainsbury's delays Nisa move as Co-op comes back to the table Subscription

14 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Sainsbury’s period of exclusivity to do a deal with Nisa has now expired, leaving the field open to other potential suitors


John Menzies scraps distribution arm merger with DX Subscription

14 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

John Menzies said the deal had been called off after it had undertaken “further financial due diligence on DX”…

A.F. Blakemore Apprenticeship partnership

AF Blakemore launches partnership with PTP on apprenticeships Subscription

11 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Performance Through People will act as the wholesaler’s lead provider to recruit, retain and develop talent

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JTI supply problems hit tobacco wholesale Subscription

11 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Tobacco giant Japan Tobacco International has run into supply issues resulting in serious availability issues for UK customers

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Bestway angling to use Blakemore deal as entry into Spar network Subscription

11 Aug 2017 | By Adam Leyland, Ronan Hegarty

Blakemore insists it is not for sale but cash & carries are on the table, The Grocer understands…

New layout of Blakemore Wholesales Cash Carry depot web

Blakemore Wholesale relaunches Wolverhampton Cash and Carry Subscription

08 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

The redevelopment reduces unwanted stock and provides a more focused range with 10,000 fresh, chilled and frozen lines

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JW Filshill kicks off 'Leading The Way' video marketing push

01 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

The first video will be available for viewing from 8 August

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Morrisons and McColl’s strike landmark supply deal Subscription

01 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Morrisons will supply grocery goods across McColl’s estate under the relaunched Safeway brand

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Palmer & Harvey understood to be seeking more financing Subscription

31 Jul 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The delivered wholesaler has asked PwC to seek out new outside investors, according to The Telegraph

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Matthew Clark adds more craft lines in beer & cider update Subscription

28 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The wholesaler has added 102 new brews to its Boutique Beers range as well as 30 new ciders

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Compass commits to ethical fish sourcing with SSC membership Subscription

28 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

Foodservice provider joins Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Birds eye in signing up to voluntary code of conduct…

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Bestway own-label sales rise following Best-one revamp

26 Jul 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Bestway announced at the end of June it was relaunching its Best-in range under the Best-one name

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Can foodservice pay for provenance? Subscription

20 Sep 2017 | By Patrick McGuigan

Foodservice players are responding to demand for local sourcing, but is paying higher prices for provenance sustainable?

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Wholesale empowerment of women

23 Aug 2017 | By Sue Knowles

Women are reluctant to put themselves forward. In my experience, they often wait to be asked for promotions and pay rises

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You are wrong, wrong, wrong on Tesco-Booker, CMA!

17 Aug 2017 | By Steve Parfett

I am furious that, even at this second stage, the CMA has completely and utterly failed to grasp the key issues

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Where now for the Nisa deal as Sainsbury's pushes pause? Subscription

16 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Analysis of the latest twists and turns in the saga surrounding the potential sale of Nisa

Steve Parfett

The merits of cooperation

20 Jul 2017 | By Steve Parfett

Competition in the grocery trade is notoriously fierce, and rightly so

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Tesco-Booker merger: why the CMA’s phase two review will come down to 350 hotspots

12 Jul 2017 | By Julia Glotz, Ronan Hegarty

The CMA has identified 350 local areas around the country where there is an overlap 

Paul Cuatrecasas

Wholesalers: prepare for disruption

27 Jun 2017 | By Paul Cuatrecasas

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market shows it is determined to dominate all areas of retail

Steve Parfett

Owning wholesale will embed big four in almost total dominance

22 Jun 2017 | By Steve Parfett

We have very early notice of the consequences for the entire grocery sector of failing to stop Tesco-Booker

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Judgment day now looms for Tesco-Booker Subscription

30 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Now it is time for the industry to respond with its observations and objections

Steve Parfett

Wholesale can nurture local

25 May 2017 | By Steve Parfett

On previous occasions I have alluded to my affection for North Wales, and we were there again at the weekend

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Make fools of alcohol fraudsters

03 Apr 2017 | By James Bielby

The introduction on 1 April of a new registration regime for alcohol wholesalers is of huge significance

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Fight this PayPoint landgrab

27 Mar 2017 | By Steve Parfett

Steve Parfett is unimpressed with PayPoint’s new EPoS system for indies

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