Fairway Foodservice’s members have increased their collective turnover by 11%, generating £556m for the year-end 2014, it was announced today (March 30).
Landmark Wholesale has launched a new foodservice programme called Caterer Connections in an effort to address what the group calls "the complex challenges and demands faced by those in the foodservice and catering trades".
Premium Swedish brand Rekorderlig Cider is launching what distributor Chilli Marketing is calling a "pioneering" new variant, Rekorderlig Dry Äpple, in both the on and off-trades.
Nestlé Confectionery is next week launching an on-pack price promotion exclusively for the wholesale and convenience channel, which will feature a number of its best-selling impulse lines including KitKat, Rowntrees and Aero.
Diageo announces commitment to provide nutrition and alcohol content information per beverage alcohol serving
Diageo has committed to provide consumers around the world with alcohol content and nutrition information per typical serve – a first, it is claimed, for any alcohol company. The intention is to provide this information through Diageo’s responsible drinking website DRINKiQ.com (www.DRINKiQ.com) and/or on-pack in a majority of Diageo’s markets subject to local regulatory approval, as soon as practicable.
Today’s Group launches Select for Pet range offering retailers 30% POR
Today’s has launched an own-label sub-brand, Today’s Select For Pets – an own-label range dedicated entirely to pet food, offering what the Group describes as "a highly-competitive" 30% POR for retailers.
Suszczenia promoted to joint MD of Parfetts
Parfetts' trading director Greg Suszczenia (pictured) has been promoted to the position of joint managing director - working alongside David Grimes - with immediate effect.
Inflation hits zero
The UK’s inflation rate fell unexpectedly to 0% in February, the lowest since records began, figures released today (March 24) show.
Creed launches new "easy" product guide
Delivered wholesaler and catering specialist Creed Foodservice has launched a new-look Product Guide complete with recipes and sector-specific sections for quick and easy access to its entire product offering. The Guide is also available for the first time on-line.
"Lost sales main concern" of tobacco retailers ahead of display ban
More than a third of independent and convenience retailers are worried about lost sales ahead of the tobacco display ban next month, a new survey has revealed.
Bestway kicks off spring trading with The Great Rebate
Bestway today announced details of a summer promotion that it hopes will encourage retailers to embrace best practice and top sellers to compete more effectively against the major multiples and discounters.
Birchall Foodservice meats all needs
Burnley-based family business Birchall Foodservice is to expand into butchery.
Diageo launches raft of NPD in time for summer
Diageo, the UK's biggest drinks company, is to launch a raft of NPD across most of its major brands - including Guinness, Smirnoff and Pimm's - ahead of the summer, all backed with "substantial" marketing spends.
Bidvest 3663 to make the Thames Valley its home
Leading foodservice provider Bidvest 3663 is set to open a new head office and depot in the Thames Valley.
New lower price on B&H Blue
JTI is next week (23 March) launching B&H Blue King Size in 18s to offer existing adult smokers "affordable quality". Available across the UK, B&H Blue King Size and Smooth Flavour King Size 18s will be available at an RRP of £5.99.
Creed eyes up garden centre catering
Next week (Tuesday March 24), Creed Foodservice will be hosting a "Garden Centre and Destination Leisure Sector Day" at Brickhampton Court Golf Complex in Gloucester.
Fabulous Bakin’ Boys rebrands to The Fabulous Bakers
Fabulous Bakin’ Boys, the UK’s leading branded muffin and flapjack producer owned by Daelmans Group, has rebranded to The Fabulous Bakers ahead of a major marketing push this summer, which will focus on its use of all natural ingredients.
Budget 2015 #1: Chancellor starts the countdown to wholesaler registration
George Osborne today gave alcohol wholesalers an ultimatum – demonstrate that you are trading legally or you will go out of business.
Budweiser launches "Dream Goal" campaign with Sky Sports
Budweiser has this week launched Dream Goal, a hunt for the greatest amateur goals from across the country. Dream Goal will be fronted by Sky Sports' football talent – footballers-turned-pundits Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville, presenter and broadcaster Ed Chamberlin and commentator Martin Tyler.
Wrigley team up with Sophie for model campaign
This month, Wrigley is teaming up with model and pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor (pictured) for a campaign to support the launch of Extra’s new soft-chew flavours, Strawberry and Bubblegum.
Scottish craft breweries develop growing appetite for export and home markets thanks to wholesaler's efforts
CRAFT Beer Clan of Scotland, launched last year by Glasgow-based food and drink wholesaler JW Filshill to help Scottish craft brewers penetrate key markets initially in the Asia Pacific region, has now signed up 19 brewers from across Scotland following a successful pilot with collaboration at its core, the wholesaler said this week.
Budgens flagship opens in London
Budgens will open its third concept store in Crouch End next week – the first of its kind in London.
Today's unveils award-winners at Ascot
Last week Today’s Group celebrated the achievements of its wholesale members and retailers at its trade show Awards dinner, held at Ascot Racecourse.
SWA puts lobbying at the top of the agenda
The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) announced today that it would be putting lobbying and engaging with politicians on issues of interest to its members at the centre of its activities, with the appointment of Caledonia Public Affairs.
Diageo launches first-ever PMPs for Johnnie Walker
Diageo is to add to its range of price-marked packs (PMPs) spirits with the launch of a Johnnie Walker Red Label PMP in 70cl and 35cl.
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