Snax 24 has chosen Palmer & Harvey McLane to supply ambient goods to its UK forecourts in a £15m deal.
The retailer has returned to the supplier after using web-based wholesaler Blueheath for the past 20 months.
P&H supplied Snax 24 until the switch in April last year when the forecourt retailer decided to take advantage of the Blueheath web-based ordering system.
Under the new P&H contract, tobacco, confectionery, drinks, crisps, grocery and alcohol will be delivered twice a week direct to Snax 24’s sites from the start of January 2005.
Thirty Shell-owned forecourts run by Snax 24 are already supplied by P&H on a separate contract. Snax 24 managing director Bill Ahearn said the company wanted to achieve compliance across all its sites to offer a more consistent product range to consumers.
He explained: “P&H already had a proven track record of reliable support and exceptional service levels and we can rely on them to deliver the range, price, promotions and support we demand.”
Blueheath has since won £10m of new business by extending its contract with forecourt operator Malthurst and signing up new customers from the convenience and petrol forecourt sectors. It said this had helped to compensate for the loss of the Snax 24 contract.