Sir; We are constantly reading about how difficult business is becoming for independent wholesalers as supermarkets try to gain a larger share of the market. However, the independent sector is now, more than ever, a force to be reckoned with. One of Sugro UK Member Wholesalers, Five Star Foods, based in Bury, is growing at an impressive rate under the leadership of Steve Turner. In the past 11 years, Turner built up his business and turned other businesses into profitable concerns. His latest acquisition, Wrights of Horwich, has been saved from the receivers and it is planned to make it a stable business again. We would hope that suppliers would recognise the independent sector as a market for the future, rather than take the profit and cash cow approach that some suppliers adopt on this market place. A stronger investment package in the sector overall would be a way of assisting the independent to compete like for like with the multiples. Philip Jenkins Sugro UK {{LETTERS }}