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Bestway Wholesale to hold 'Big Thank You' promotional event Subscription

17 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

The Big Thank You will runs across its entire depot estate and online from tomorrow

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Bestway launches van sales operation following P&H demise Subscription

17 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Noel Robinson, who previously headed up the P&H operation, will oversee the new division…

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Wincanton records highest-ever volumes ahead of Christmas Subscription

17 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Wincanton attributed its success to pre-peak planning and adding more staff, vehicles and warehousing space

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Booker reports strong third-quarter growth Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Booker recorded strong growth in the third quarter, despite a drag from falling tobacco sales…

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Richard Rose joins Hancocks in non-executive role

10 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Rose is a former chairman of Booker and AO World

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Foodit to back surcharge ban by absorbing credit card fees

09 Jan 2018 | By Matt Strudwick

Businesses will not be allowed to add “rip-off” surcharges for card payments from 13 January…

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Sugro MD Philip Jenkins resigns to set up consultancy

05 Jan 2018 | By Matt Strudwick

Jenkins will not be replaced and will continue to provide strategic advisory services

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Plassey Food becomes Landmark member ahead of 'big expansion' Subscription

20 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The family-run business will join the buying the group on 1 January

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Hancocks to offer confectionery click & collect in the UK Subscription

19 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Today’s Group member was bought by US food wholesaler Innovative Bites earlier this year…

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Filshill rolls out new premium KeyStore More format Subscription

14 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

Eleven stores have already been converted, with plans to reach 20 by the end of 2018

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Ooft targets more hospitals for healthy vending machines Subscription

14 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Ooft says it wants to install a further 100 at private and NHS hospitals in 2018

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Bidfood announces winners of 'unsung heroes' competition Subscription

13 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The wholesaler’s ‘Christmas Gift’ campaign acknowledged hospitality sector employees working on Christmas Day

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Shell signs supply deal with Booker following collapse of P&H Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The deal will see Booker deliver goods to 500 stores for the next three years

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PepsiCo to launch van sales division after P&H talks fail Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A further 400 P&H staff have been made redundant taking the total to 2,850

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Brakes launches crowdfunder for hungry children at Christmas Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

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

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Today's 'well placed' to pick up P&H business, says MD Subscription

11 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

Today’s has provided advice to its wholesalers on the shape of P&H’s independent business

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Bidfood set to pick up AF Blakemore's cash & carry in Penrith Subscription

11 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The sale comes a year after Blakemore invested £1m to refurbish and rebrand the depot

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Petition calls for Palmer & Harvey bosses to face 'justice' Subscription

08 Dec 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty, Matt Strudwick

P&H fell into administration last Tuesday after talks over a rescue deal with private investment firm Carlyle failed

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Forecourt contingencies swing into place in wake of P&H demise Subscription

06 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Oil giant Shell has admitted there could be the “possibility of interruption” to the supply of products…

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Parfetts to roll out online training programme for staff Subscription

06 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

E-learning solutions provider Bolt Learning will deliver online modules for all Parfett employees next year

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Fairway Foodservice to join Landmark Wholesale in January Subscription

06 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The £650m-turnover company takes Landmark membership to 39 and increases its foodservice sales to £1.7bn

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Blakemore defends slow rollout of its Bmorelocal fascia Subscription

06 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

To date, there are only eight stores rather than the wholesaler’s original target of 30 by October this year

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Nisa joins coalition of wholesalers supplying Costcutter

04 Dec 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Nisa has also picked up temporary McColl’s deal in the wake of the P&H collapse

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Tony Reed tells P&H colleagues and customers: 'I'm sorry' Subscription

01 Dec 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Reed said he was ‘dreadfully sorry’ to all the stakeholders that he had been unable to save the wholesaler

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Appleby Westward unveils retailer club with own-label rebates

01 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

Appleby Westward said it was investing £600,000 to support Spar own-label products over the course of next year

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A bleak Christmas for opponents of the rubberstamped Tesco-Booker deal Subscription

21 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

For bitter opponents, reading the CMA’s verdict must feel like an untimely dose of the norovirus

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Who killed Palmer & Harvey? Subscription

01 Dec 2017 | By Adam Leyland

From the 2008 MBO, Palmer & Harvey still chose to pay out £70m in interest payments to preferential shareholders. Why?

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How brands are cooking up a storm in OOH Video

20 Nov 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Brands hit by the supermarket squeeze are looking to the £88bn foodservice sector instead. What is its appeal?

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Wholesalers ready to lay down in front of Tesco-Booker tanks Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

What prompted the CMA to give Tesco-Booker the all-clear? And can opponents still stop the new behemoth in its tracks?

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Tesco-Booker targets Aldi and Amazon Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Charles Wilson has claimed the CMA decision will allow the combined business to take the grocery war to Aldi and Amazon

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CMA approves Tesco-Booker takeover: timeline Video

14 Nov 2017 | By The Grocer News Team

Here’s how The Grocer reported the key milestones of this landmark mega-merger

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Supplier vision must be category wide

08 Nov 2017 | By Caryn Gillan

If suppliers want to have traction with retailers, they need to talk the language they understand

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Who will win the battle for Costcutter and Nisa? Subscription

29 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Can Bestway really pull off what would be one of the biggest coups in the history of wholesaling?

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Making a career in wholesale more attractive to women

25 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The Women in Wholesale conference heard last week how leading players in the industry are tackling the gender divide

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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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