Online delivered wholesaler Blueheath has begun a comprehensive strategic review and is already making operational changes, which it says will make it profitable within weeks.

The news comes as Blueheath's new executive team takes office after disappointing financial results in July.

Incoming Blueheath executive chairman Richard Rose said: "We are two weeks into a strategic review and have already discovered a lot of fat, waste and opportunity. Trunking, picking and delivery costs are too high.

"But it should be a matter of weeks, not months, for us to get to a level of operational profitability."

Rose said that once Blueheath had made its operational changes, it would begin building systems and processes that would differentiate it in the market.

"It is a matter of cleaning up and fine-tuning systems, not of huge IT expenditure. "