Family-run wholesaler HT & Co Drinks aims to complete what it calls the "depot relaunch of the year" within a month.

The West London site is being extended by 18,000 sq ft to 88,000 sq ft to allow it to sell a greater range of snacks, confectionery and alcohol, with extra space for parking.

"We have been improving the business since we took it over in 2005 and this is the final piece of the jigsaw," said trading director Sanjay Thakrar. "It is time to offer even more space, even better ranges and even more trading opportunities and promotions to our 50,000 customers."