Hancocks Cash & Carry has declared 2014 its “best year yet” after reaping the rewards of its acquisition of confectionery wholesaler JTS.

The company said sales had grown by 13.4% to £129m in 2014, with more than 5,000 new customers registered at its 20 cash & carries.

“JTS has expanded the capacity of our distribution,” said CEO Mark Watson. “Coupled with this, our e-commerce venture has seen remarkable growth.”