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Bidfood's Better 4 Me dessert range taps 'healthy' trend Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The wholesaler has launched the range so operators “don’t miss out on pudding profits”

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Tesco £3.7bn Booker takeover gets green light from CMA

15 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Edward Devlin

The UK’s competition regulators are sensationally set to approve Tesco’s £3.7bn takeover of Booker, without imposing conditions such as selling off hundreds of its stores

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How analysts reacted to CMA provisional clearance of Tesco-Booker Subscription

14 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The CMA reported the provisional findings of its probe, ahead of a final decision in December

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Bestway out of picture for Nisa as wholesaler dubs value crazy Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Bestway is categorically not working on a counter offer for Nisa as valuation is “crazy”, says Zameer Choudrey

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Cash & carry research shows confusing depots leak sales Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Research was conducted over eight days in Dhamecha’s Hayes depot


Wincanton sees profits jump despite Tesco contract loss Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Chief executive Adrian Colman said the group had delivered a “good overall performance”…


Palmer & Harvey aids retailers with bestselling product guide Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The wholesaler’s sixth edition highlights changes in consumer behaviour…


Booker secures four Carbon Trust certifications

08 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The installation of LED lighting in all of its 172 branches has saved 22% of electricity…

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Select & Save switches supply deal from Nisa to Bestway Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The convenience store symbol group’s five-year deal with Nisa ended on 30 April…

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JJ Food Service calls for customers to rate branches online

08 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Nominations must be placed through the site’s Google My Business listing by 5 January

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Dhamecha Group opens ninth cash & carry in Birmingham Subscription

31 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The depot is the Today’s Group member’s second site in the Midlands after it opened its Leicester branch in 2015…

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Connect Group to cut 340 jobs in face of falling sales Subscription

27 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The cuts represent 6% of the firm’s 5,666-strong workforce, with the layoffs coming across its combined business in 2018

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JJ Food Service campaign increases female warehouse employees Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Proportion of female warehouse staff has gone from zero to 13% in the past six months following a targeted recruitment campaign

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Andrew King to head up Nielsen Brandbank wholesale division

25 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

King has more than 20 years of experience in wholesale, having worked previously at Center Parcs and the Thresher Group

JJ Food Service

FWD partners with TimeWise on wholesale flexible working pilot

23 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The project will start with a consultation phase with key wholesalers next month to examine current practice

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Bestway in running for Costcutter contract while still eyeing Nisa deal Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Costcutter-owner Bibby Line Group has lowered its expectations recently, but the two parties are still thought to be some distance apart


AF Blakemore hails "good solid result" of 1.4% sales increase Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The Spar wholesaler said it recorded sales of £1.3bn for the 53 weeks to 30 April

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James Hall & Co launches first online Christmas catalogue Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Christmas Convenience will offer the same range of products as its print catalogue 

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FWD hits bursary target to fund more women in wholesale Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Fellowship Fund provides part-funding for external career development, training and studying


P&H would need to "restructure" if it lost Tesco contract Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The delivered wholesaler made the admission during a hearing with the Competition & Markets Authority

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City News: Booker shares steady ahead of CMA decision Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The City was unmoved by a healthy first half at Booker as investors awaited the preliminary decision by the CMA

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DCS Group targets £300m revenue as sales rise 13.5% Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

CEO Denys Shortt said the latest results represented a “huge milestone” for the company…

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Bidfood Scotland introduces 35 Scottish dairy and egg lines

06 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Foodservice wholesaler has taken on a raft of new listings from 10 local suppliers

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AF Blakemore to install defibrillators at head office and DCs Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The defibrillators will be stored in lockable boxes that can only be opened with a code, obtained by dialling 999

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Food demand 'turns up sustainability pressure on foodservice'

28 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Bidfood CEO Andrew Selley has called for greater collaboration across the supply chain

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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


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?

JJ Food Service

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?

Sue Knowles

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 



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