Costco reports 8% sales increase in third quarter Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Net sales were up $2bn to $28.22bn (£21bn) in the three months to 7 May

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Palmer & Harvey management shakeup sees several senior directors leave Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A number of senior directors including executive deputy chairman Chris Etherington have left the wholesaler, The Grocer understands

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McColl's Jonathan Miller 'open to supply deal with Booker' Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

McColl’s CEO Jonathan Miller said he would be open to a supply deal with Booker

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Sugro UK to further roll out online ordering system Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The buying and marketing group plans to roll out its online ordering system to a further 14 wholesaler member depots

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JJ Food Service to open Enfield branch to the public Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

It has invested £40,000 into a display area to highlight deals relevant to households

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Landmark Wholesale launches 'high demand' summer drinks push

25 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

All you Need summer campaign features Landmark’s 12 bestselling seasonal soft and alcoholic drinks

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Blakemore Wholesale launches on-the-go order app Subscription

23 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The app, free for iOS and Android, offers a range of services including Click & Collect and Click & Deliver

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Lineup of leading women to speak at wholesale conference

19 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Positive female role models will be highlighted at the Women in Wholesale event at the British Library on 19 October

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Bidfood campaign encourages children to eat a healthier breakfast Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Better Breakfast will see the wholesaler work with schools to help them ‘build a better breakfast club’

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Logista is 'logical' buyer as P&H is put up for sale Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Imperial owned Logista delivers both tobacco and non-tobacco products to 300,000 outlets in Europe


Palmer & Harvey tight-lipped on sales rumours Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

A Sky News report has suggested the company has started a selling process with PwC

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Appleby Westward buys four stores in Portsmouth and Southsea Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Follows acquisition of 63-strong Gilletts Callington chain last year


JJ Food Service offers free fish & chip websites

03 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Company will give away websites to three companies in a competition to mark National Fish & Chip Day

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Booker retailers undecided on merits of Tesco merger Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Adam Leyland

The majority of Booker retailers don’t know what to think about the deal

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Women in Wholesale report calls for gender diversity action Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Research conducted by Him! found a lack of flexible working was the main challenge for women

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Brakes pledges £500k for Meals & More child poverty project Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Brakes has invested £257,000 into the project since 2015

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Deposit return scheme lambasted by Scottish Wholesale Association Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The association said the proposals for the trial were “impractical” and would be costly for consumers

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Alcohol wholesaler registration already a success, claims FWD Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

About 17% of the 7,400 businesses that applied for the scheme have been rejected

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Blakemore acquires five stores from County Stores administrators Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

County Stores Holdings fell into administration on 6 April due to “difficult trading conditions”

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Wholesalers win reprieve following 'unbelievable' AWRS delays Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

HMRC took 12 months to issue AWRS licences, giving rejected wholesalers insufficient time to appeal late decision

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AF Blakemore and High Noon battle over forecourt proceeds Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Blakemore paid £376,000 to High Noon in November 2016 to help pay for wages and fuel


Bonds owner Innovative Bites swoops for Hancocks in £100m deal Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

American food wholesaler Innovative Bites has swooped to add Hancocks Cash & Carry to its growing confectionery empire in a deal worth about £100m, The Grocer can reveal.

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Blakemore celebrates centenary with sustainable business grants Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Blakemore said it hoped the launch of the 1917 Heritage Grants Scheme would help grow sustainable businesses

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Blakemore Wholesale Distribution to supply 220 RVS stores Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Blakemore will take over the supply of grocery, impulse, chilled and frozen food & drink for RVS hospital shops

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Spar wholesaler Henderson sees record financial year Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Henderson increased pre-tax profits by 11% to £24m and invested a record £34m throughout retail infrastructure and employment

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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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Iceland’s Malcolm Walker celebrates independent retail spirit Subscription

07 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The yearly celebration that is The Grocer Annual Lunch saw representatives from the UK’s Big 30 wholesalers and the Top 50 independent retailers come together to reflect on the past year and plan for the future

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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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