Blakemore Foodservice has joined the Country Range buying group.
The wholesaler’s foodservice arm will now be able to tap the group’s buying power as well as offering its customers Country Range’s 800 own-brand products, which recorded total sales in excess of £110m in 2018.
Blakemore Foodservice will join a network of 12 independent wholesalers comprising Birchall Foodservice, Caterite Foodservice, Creed Foodservice, Dunns Food and Drinks, EFG Foodservice, Harvest Fine Foods, Henderson Foodservice, Savona South West, Savona Foodservice, Thomas Ridley Foodservice, Trevors Foodservice and Turner & Price.
Caoire Blakemore, head of Blakemore Foodservice, said joining a food service-focused buying group was key to Blakemore Foodservice’s ambitious strategy to double its sales over the next five years.
“Country Range is widely recognised as a trusted brand, and we’re really excited to bring their range, developed exclusively for professional caterers, to our customers,” said Blakemore. “The quality and depth of the CRG range is fantastic and it’s always being innovated to keep up with trends. It will be great to join forces with other like-minded businesses to grow our share in the marketplace and support other foodservice businesses in their growth too.”
Coral Rose, managing director of Country Range Group, said they were looking forward to helping the new member achieve its ambitious plans for growth. “We look forward to meeting the wider Blakemore team at our annual trade exhibition later this month and are confident our expertise, commercial foundation and added value customer support strategies will help them achieve their ambitious plans for growth,” said Rose.