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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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Hancocks to overhaul depots with 'fresh and exciting feel' Subscription

04 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

The changes follow “extensive customer research” from group marketing director Helen Bradshaw

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Raj Krishan to lead business development at Sugro

03 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

Krishan is credited with playing a significant role in transforming Blakemore’s wholesale distribution division

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A grocer’s life: how wholesale has got faster and smarter

19 Dec 2018 | By Steve Parfett

In his final column for The Grocer, retiring wholesale legend Steve Parfett looks back on his 40 years in the grocery trade

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Colin Smith to take control at Scottish Wholesale Association

17 Dec 2018 | By Andrew Don

Smith was Scottish regional manager for Bestway symbol group Best-one before he launched his own business

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Bestway posts £267k loss after Conviviality Retail purchase Subscription

14 Dec 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Bestway Retail MD David Robinson said the losses were not as severe as expected

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Unitas Wholesale to cut 20 jobs as part of Milton Keynes exit Subscription

11 Dec 2018 | By Andrew Don

MD Darren Goldney said the phased move would begin in April or May

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United Wholesale (Scotland) kicks off Day-Today online trial Subscription

04 Dec 2018 | By Andrew Don

Wholesaler will launch new ordering website for retailers on Friday

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JW Filshill names Graham Cairns as regional manager

03 Dec 2018 | By Andrew Don

Cairns will report to north of England business development manager Jeanette Gordon


Bestway Group donates £100k to Great Ormond Street Hospital

03 Dec 2018 | By Andrew Don

The wholesaler has given away more than £14.8m through the Bestway Foundation in the UK since 1987

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Steve Parfett to retire from cash and carry business

28 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

The Parfetts chairman, who has overseen the transition from family to employee ownership, will step down on 31 December


JW Filshill updates reporting system to aid customer support

28 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

The wholesaler plans to introduce the system in the new year

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Unitas drops Today's own-label range in favour of Landmark's Subscription

23 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

The new wholesale group met with suppliers earlier this week to talk about the future

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Costco could launch UK online grocery delivery service Subscription

22 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

Costco was looking to integrate its online and what it calls its “inline” business more

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CJ Lang launches 24-hour delivery lead times trial Subscription

21 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

Chief execuitve Colin McLean said both company-owned store sales and independent store sales were back in growth

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Parfetts promotes Guy Swindell and Andy Whitworth

20 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

The restructure helped suppliers understand they could engage at retail level, said Parfetts

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Bidfood unveils environmentally-friendly vegan cleaning range Subscription

16 Nov 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Pro Green selection is made from plant-based raw materials including root vegetables

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Retailers and wholesalers join action against Europe lorry cartel Subscription

15 Nov 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Poundland, Lincolnshire Co-op and JJ Food Service have joined a group action

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Henderson Wholesale unveils revamped food-to-go range Subscription

14 Nov 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Breakfast and hot food items have also been available all day as part of the product refresh

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Booker company secretary & CFO leave in wake of Tesco merger

08 Nov 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

CFO Jonathan Prentis and company secretary Mark Chilton have been stalwarts of the business since it was spun out from the Big Food Group in 2005


Kitwave Wholesale Group eyes acquisitions to boost growth Subscription

08 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

Wholesaler reported full-year pre-tax profits up from £165,000 to £3m on turnover up by more than £45m to £341m…



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