Canned food specialist Princes wants wholesalers and their retail customers to revaluate the canned products they stock to capitalise on strong category sales.
Household goods are the most popular item bought from independent discounters, according to a survey by Rowan, the specialist discount wholesaler.
Blakemore Foodservice has won a five-year contract with holiday and leisure group Bourne Leisure.
Bestway founder Sir Anwar Pervez, was the toast of the UK’s Asian business community last week when he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Asian Business Awards in London.
Coffee culture for Müllerlight
Müller this month launches its first coffee-flavour - Müllerlight Skinny Cappuccino Sprinkled with Dark Chocolate.
Coca-Cola takes on Robinson’s squash with new Oasis Mighty Drops
Coca-Cola is entering the "on-the-go" squash market with a new product called Oasis Mighty Drops, a juice-drink concentrate that will be available in three variants when it goes on sale in mid-May.
Imperial launches a JPS additive-free variant in South East
Imperial Tobacco this week announced a new addition to its JPS portfolio with the launch of JPS Just Additive Free cigarettes. Available from April 21 in packs of 19 King Size cigarettes, JPS Just Additive Free will be positioned within the economy price sector with an RRP of £6.55 (in both price-marked and non-price marked packs).
STG launches a sub £5-pack filter cigarello brand
Scandinavian Tobacco Group UK (STG) is hoping to shake up the tobacco market when it launches an ultra-low price product next month.
EXCLUSIVE: Today’s looks to develop pub business on "symbol group" model
Today’s Group is exploring the possibility of launching a “symbol group” pub chain, MD Bill Laird has revealed to Wholesale News.
Core range recommendations help businesses Plan for Profit
Today’s Group has launched its 2014/15 Plan for Profit range guide containing information to help independent retailers run their businesses successfully.
Pro-retail shoots and scores for Palmer & Harvey
Footie will be the main theme for this year’s Pro-retail event, hosted by delivered wholesaler Palmer & Harvey. The show will be held at The International Centre in Telford on 13 and 14 May.
Today’s Group chooses two worthy causes to launch new Charitable Foundation
Today’s Group has launched Today’s Charitable Foundation – and has already raised more than £10,000 for two worthy causes.
New promo campaign for UK’s best-selling SA wine
Kumala, Accolade Wines’ South African brand, which got a new look last month, today launches an extensive consumer campaign featuring press, in-store and social media activity.
Scotch ‘n’ Becks: Diageo launches new whisky in partnership with sporting superstar
Diageo this morning announced the global launch of Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky, in partnership with global sporting icon David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon “Spice Girls” Fuller. Working alongside Diageo, Beckham and Fuller will help develop the brand, its strategy and positioning. David Beckham will also lead the promotion of a responsible drinking programme for Haig Club, which is at the heart of the brand.
Booker drives growth and customer numbers
Booker Group has announced another strong trading performance with total sales in the 52 weeks to March 28, 2014, including Makro, at £4.7bn - up by 17.3% compared to the same period last year.
Bestway strengthens its Scottish business with Sher Bros acquisition
Bestway has bought Sher Brothers Cash & Carry in Glasgow for an undisclosed sum.
Plain tobacco packaging moves one step closer
The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) today slammed the Government’s decision to come out in favour of plain tobacco packaging.
P&H wants to help its customers to get beach-ready
Delivered wholesaler Palmer and Harvey is hoping to provide its retail customers with a solution to serve health conscious consumers in the run–up to the summer and the beach season.
North Down Group and Spar team up to pull funny faces for charity
North Down Group, the specialist fresh fruit, vegetable and fine food wholesaler, has joined forces with Spar stores across Northern Ireland to raise money for the NSPCC’s ChildLine Schools Service with special-edition stickers sheets inside packs of fresh apples.
Mark McCammond to leave Appleby Westward
Mark McCammond, managing director at Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company and Spar wholesaler for the South-West of England, is leaving the company later this year for a new position with Spar.
FWD reveals its conference First XI
A top team of speakers will take to the field at the Federation of Wholesale Distributors’ annual conference at the National Football Centre on July 10.
Ritz back on TV after 30 years
Ritz, the Mondelez International-owned biscuit brand, is to make a return to TV advertising after 30 years, as the company launches a series of new products for the baked snack brand and to take advantage of what it sees as an upturn in demand for savoury biscuits.
Bestway launches new rebate scheme for retailers
Bestway is launching what it claims its “biggest ever” promotional scheme in an effort to help retailers “Buy More, Sell More & Earn More”.
P&H ramps up digital as online sales take-off
Delivered specialist Palmer and Harvey has re-launched its website to make it easier to navigate and order from.
Parfetts profits down but Go Local retail club powers ahead
Parfetts, the employee-owned wholesaler and Landmark member, this week announced its annual report and financial results. Reflecting the tough economic conditions and the company’s investment into the businesses of its customers, turnover at its six depots was down by just over 1% and operating profit fell from £4.6m to £3.7m
Benross partners Silentnight to launch new electrical range
Homeware and specialist electricial wholesaler Benross has secured a licensing deal with sleep brand Silentnight.
UB aims to get Brits buying more biscuits in impulse channel
McVitie’s and Jacobs owner United Biscuits (UB) this week launched a new convenience programme to help retailers grow their biscuit sales.
Drinks industry happy with Budget, tobacco firms less so
The drinks industry has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision in his Budget last week to freeze or lower duty on cider, beer and certain spirits, with the scrapping of the duty escalator coming in for particular praise.
Budget 2014: The key points at a glance
Shortly after stepping up to the despatch Box in the Commons earlier this afternoon, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced that the UK’s was the fastest-growing economy in Europe.
Could you slash your National Insurance Contributions bill?
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke tells Wholesale News that important changes to National Insurance Contributions will put extra money in wholesalers’ pockets. Lisa Moore explains
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