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Colin Smith to become Scottish Wholesale Association CEO

06 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

Current executive director Kate Salmon is to retire after leading the trade body for 35 years…

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Parfetts ramps up Go Local recruitment seeking 1,000 stores Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

Wholesaler is on-track to hit its target of 500 stores by the end of the year

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How employee ownership has driven sustainable expansion at Parfetts

04 Jul 2018 | By Steve Parfett

I have no regrets about our decision to choose the employee ownership route, says Parfetts chairman Steve Parfett

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Wholesalers face being cut out of supply chain, says report Subscription

29 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

The study suggests wholesalers are underestimating the potential disruption of larger retailers such as Tesco

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CO2 crisis: Britvic reassures on fizzy drinks supplies as Booker rations beer and soft drinks

27 Jun 2018 | By The Grocer News Team

The soft drinks giant also said it was working with its CO2 suppliers to find alternative sources of gas supply

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Bestway picks up Blakemore depots in Cardiff and Walsall

15 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Earlier Parfett’s agreed to buy Blakemore’s Middlesborough depot

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Bidfood set to create 200 jobs with new Liverpool DC Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

The Liverpool site is set to be operational from summer 2019

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Time triples size of cash & carry depot Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The East London-based wholesaler opened its new 82,000 sq ft depot in Barking on Monday

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Parfetts purchases AF Blakemore's Middlesborough depot

15 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Trading will commence on 25 June following the official completion of the purchase next Friday

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Scotland to re-examine minimum unit pricing wholesaler advice Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Wholesalers selling to both trade customers and directly to consumers were left confused on how to manage the two channels

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AF Blakemore not ruling out further depot closures Subscription

06 Jun 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Wholesaler to close Barnsley and Newport sites next week

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Today's Group launches updated Plan for Profit app Subscription

05 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

 Customers can now benefit from a “tailored user experience” by setting their wholesaler and category preferences

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Brakes pledges to slash plastic use with '2 Zero 20' drive

05 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

The foodservice operator is set to eradicate the use of non-recyclable black plastic from all own label products

Costco released their latest financial results this week

Costco to roll out petrol stations to most of its locations Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Senior VP for Europe Steve Pappas said Costco UK was “developing plans for other locations”, but was “unable to give a time” on when they would open

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Henderson Group hails 8.5% sales rise as 'tremendous' Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Henderson Group CFO Ron Whitten heralded the results as “a tremendous performance”

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Crussh partners with Sodexo to open 35 outlets Subscription

29 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

In April Crussh also signed a franchise deal with travel hub operator SSP

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Benchmark secures distribution rights for Graham Norton's wine Subscription

25 May 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

It has switched from former Conviviality business PLB (part of Bibendum) to Benchmark

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AF Blakemore's Gateshead depot sold to UWG Subscription

23 May 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The deal protects the jobs of 45 existing members of staff and will see the depot move to new ownership in June

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John Menzies upbeat despite distribution arm sale delay Subscription

21 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

Menzies said it remained fully engaged with a number of potential buyers

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C&C will impose some stability at Matthew Clark and Bibendum

18 May 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

There goes the legacy of Conviviality

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