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Wholesale: are we seeing the death of the cash & carry? Subscription

According to Him, the percentage of retailers using delivered wholesale for their main shopping mission has risen 22 percentage points to 89%

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Wholesale: are we seeing the death of the cash & carry? Subscription

18 Sep 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty, Andrew Don

According to Him, the percentage of retailers using delivered wholesale for their main shopping mission has risen 22 percentage points to 89%

New layout of Blakemore Wholesales Cash Carry depot web

The best operators are defying a tough market in cash & carry

14 Sep 2018 | By Adam Leyland

While Blakemore was unable to sell most of its depots when it closed its cash & carry operation this summer, the biggest casualties in recent years have actually been delivered

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Landmark & Today's Group ready merged Unitas board structure Subscription

11 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

A wider 30-day consultation on the Unitas structure will kick-off on 24 September…

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Today's Group and Landmark members approve Unitas merger Subscription

07 Sep 2018

Combined Unitas Wholesale will have annual sales of £9.2bn

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Bestway signs 809 new retail customers in 10 months Subscription

07 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

Some 507 have been absorbed into the Best-one estate

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Spirit Cartel to distribute Mexican tequila Orendain Subscription

07 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The deal will see Spirit Cartel manage the brand’s flagship Cantinero Reposado tequila, and launch a brand new Cantinero Blanco

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Government is playing to the gallery on recycling

04 Sep 2018 | By Steve Parfett

We need proper incentives for on-shore recycling facilities and for using the resulting recycled product, says Steve Parfett of AG Parfett & Sons

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JW Filshill reports 2% sales jump in 'competitive' market Subscription

03 Sep 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Scottish wholesaler’s pre-tax profits increased 0.9% to £896k

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Today's and Landmark members raise concerns over merger Subscription

30 Aug 2018 | By Andrew Don

Final vote to be held on buying groups merger on 6 September

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Bibendum PLB ditches European business after 'strategic review' by new owner C&C Subscription

29 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Bibendum said it “decided to focus exclusively on our core customers”

Hyperama

Hyperama secures £15m funding for cash & carry depot refurb Subscription

24 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Funds will also be used to increase sourcing from the Far East

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Bestway unveils new franchise model for Conviviality retailers Subscription

17 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The wholesaler has spent the past four weeks meeting with retailers to set out a new franchise model for Bestway Retail

Unitas Wholesale

Today's and Landmark merge as Unitas Wholesale: What we know and what it means Subscription

12 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

As the two buying groups bury their former rivalry, can Today’s-Landmark merger secure the future for their members?

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Today’s and Landmark combined stand more than a fighting chance against their rivals

07 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

This merger can be traced directly back to Tesco’s shock announcement that it was buying Booker

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Buying groups Today's and Landmark agree to merge Subscription

06 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The proposed new company will be called Unitas Wholesale

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Gareth Southgate's principled England team has much to teach businesses

02 Aug 2018 | By Steve Parfett

Businesses, like football teams, must achieve a balanced approach to succeed, says Steve Parfett

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Henderson Group plans more self-service tills following trial Subscription

01 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Bespoke system has been developed by its subsidiary Henderson Technology

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Connect Group names Jozef Opdeweegh as CEO

31 Jul 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Current CEO Mark Cashmore to step down on 31 August

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Menzies Distribution sold to PE firm Endless Subscription

30 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

Deal is pending shareholder and competition approval

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Brakes signs up to Wrap Plastic Pact in sustainability push

27 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

It follows close collaboration with Wrap on its 2 Zero 20 campaign to eradicate all non-recyclable hard black plastics

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