The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) today hailed the Government’s decision to introduce a registration scheme for alcohol wholesalers “a giant step towards removing illegal operators from the market”.
Brakes is launching a nutritionally compliant grab and go cheese and tomato pizza concept, into schools across the UK early next year following success with it in Scotland.
Foodservice specialist 3663 has announced the second stage of a multi-million pound expansion to include four new depots and major overhauls of group-wide infrastructure, its vehicle fleet and IT systems.
Bestway is set to slash beers, wines and spirits prices this week in the run up to Christmas.
Irish drinks supplier opens all-hours with new website
Irish premium wine and spirits distributor Edward Dillon has launched a new online ordering system for trade customers.
Ban on Scottish multi-buys did not reduce amount of alcohol purchased
The Scottish ban on multi-buy booze promotions brought in two years ago has failed to reduce the amount of alcohol purchased, according to a new academic study.
JTI Invests £400,000 to tackle underage tobacco sales in the North West
Tobacco giant JTI is launching a new initiative to help retailers battle underage sales following a study of 500 independent stores, which found that nearly a third of respondents (32%) admitted that they did not have any formal training for their staff.
Scottish stores could lose their licence for stocking illegal booze
Over a hundred Scottish retailers face losing their licence after selling illicit alcohol. A joint HMRC, Trading Standards and police taskforce has raided more than 300 alcohol retailers across the country, with duty-avoided or counterfeit stock discovered in nearly half of them.
Landmark Wholesale storms October trading
A solid performance in October from Landmark Wholesale saw sales out from depots increase by 9.5%, a repeat of the rise in September.
Birds Eye makes it easy to trace your peas
Frozen food brand Birds Eye has launched a new Facebook application to allow shoppers to trace the origin of its their peas and to drive home the message that the veg is picked and frozen in less than two and a half hours.
Gotham Spar store doubles turnover with Blakemore
Spar Gotham has more than doubled its turnover since joining AF Blakemore and is now set to expand.
Kaiser Yousaf steps down from Bestway trading
Bestway Group has reshuffled its senior management team following the decision by Kaiser Yousaf to step down from his role as group trading director.
Bestway Direct hails organic sales growth
Bestway Direct, the retail delivered arm of Bestway, which services the group’s Best-one estate and independent retailers with chilled and fresh produce, has reported strong growth in the first financial quarter for the group.
Caterway joins Landmark Wholesale
Landmark Wholesale has recruited Caterway - a foodservice/catering delivered wholesaler and cash and carry.
Wholesalers urged to get to grips with technology to foster expansion
Wholesalers need to gear up now for growth as the economy improves, according to business management software specialist the Access Group.
Blakemore Wholesale Launches Click & Collect service
Blakemore Wholesale has launched a Click & Collect service across seven cash and carry depots.
SHS Drinks offers free training for key Christmas trading season
SHS Drinks is providing on and off trade customers with free, online training courses to support them in the busy pre-Christmas trading period.
A Spar sandwich and a cuppa raise funds for ChildLine
Spar is set to donate 10p from the sale of every Festive Feast turkey and seasonal favourites sandwich sold from November 21 until December 24, to ChildLine.
Say “yes” to registration to beat booze black market
The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) is calling on wholesalers around the UK to back its bid for a registration scheme to beat black market booze operators.
A £30m food waste recycling facility to be built in East London
Dagenham in East London is set to be the home of a £30m food waste recycling plant.
Baileys dances back onto TV for new Christmas campaign in five years
The world’s best-selling liqueur and cream brand Baileys will debut its first Christmas TV advert in five years this coming Saturday night.
Blakemore unveils UK-wide brand identity
AF Blakemore has a consistent brand identity across all its divisions, designed to reinforce “a more professional and consistent Blakemore brand”, according to the company.
Jerry Marwood is Wolverhampton High Street Champion
Blakemore Trade Partners MD Jerry Marwood, has agreed to serve as High Street Champion for Wolverhampton, as part of a national High Street Champions programme.
Hyperama Wholesale and JTI take Gold at Landmark Wholesale’s Annual Awards
Former England footballer Peter Beardsley topped the bill at this year’s Landmark Wholesale Annual Awards.
Palmer & Harvey makes digital a focus as it hones in on wholesale
Delivered wholesaler Palmer and Harvey is set to relaunch its website and place a greater emphasis on online and digital in the year ahead.
FWD Gold Medal Awards Nominations
It’s the time of year once again when the wholesale industry recognises and celebrates some of the unsung heroes of the business. The Federation of Wholesale Distributors Gold Medal Awards, taking place on November 28, will reward teams and individuals who’ve worked hard all year to make sales happen and keep customer happy. Here’s the nominees
Williams Your Foodservice opts for BCP’s Accord
Today’s Group member Williams Your Foodservice has brought in supply chain specialist Business Computer Projects (BCP) in a bid to grow its client portfolio.
Bestway Batleys honours top retailers
Almost 500 guest including retailers, suppliers and Bestway Batleys staff saluted the achievements of independent retailers at the 12th annual Retail Development Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London.
It’s festive deals time from Bestway
Bestway has produced its Christmas Deals brochure, which includes promotions across key seasonal lines offering retailers the chance to win big at Christmas.
Pritchitts unveils finalists in its Telesales Achiever Awards
Pritchitts has revaled the names of its three finalists in the 2013 Telesales Achiever award – the prize for the best operatives in the British and Irish foodservice industries.
EU tobacco proposals: Take our survey
Let your voice be heard...Read our lead picture story on EU proposals to bring in tough new measures to deter young people from smoking...then take our survey.
Creed Foodservice wins new corporate contract
Creed Foodservice has won a multi-million pound contract to supply a London corporate caterer. Boutique catering company Artizian, has signed Creed as its sole national foodservice supplier.
Abra Wholesale quits Today’s to join Landmark
Landmark Wholesale has recruited Abra Wholesale from the Today’s Group.
Kitwave brings home record results as investment pays dividends
Kitwave, the specialist impulse product wholesale and distribution group, has announced record results for 2013.
Record Halloween presell for Londis for third year in a row
Londis has seen a 28% year-on-year increase in its Halloween confectionary presell, the symbol said this week.
Spar is firing on all cylinders with Blakemore Trade Partners
Blakemore Trade Partners, the Spar division of AF Blakemore, saw record attendance at its recent conference and trade show.
Mondelez unveils Cadbury’s Easter plans
Mondelez International has just revealed its plans for its Cadbury brand for the coming Easter.
Spar stores support ChildLine’s Schools Service
From 16 – 24 November, Spar shops across the UK and Northern Ireland will be encouraging customers to head down to their local Spar store for a special “Stop for tea” party to help raise vital funds for the ChildLine Schools Service, a ground breaking service provided by the NSPCC.
Appleby Westward chief: "Collaboration is the key to future success"
Appleby Westward MD Mark McCammond, has called for greater collaboration between wholesaler, retailers and suppliers in order to capitalise on growing opportunities in the convenience sector.
Specialist wholesaler secures funding for growth
Duckworth’s, the specialist vending machine and wholesale supplier from Lancashire, is looking to expand its business base and take on new staff.
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