Palmer and Harvey has appointed a new sales and marketing director - Jez Pegg, who takes over from Martyn Ward following his move to take over as MD for Palmer and Harvey Wholesale.
Halloween is no longer just the supermarkets’ terror-tory (geddit?) but convenience stores are missing out to discounters, according to him! research & consulting.
Fairway Foodservice, the buying and marketing wholesale group, is helping wholesalers and caterers meet impending changes to legislation on food labelling and information to customers with the relaunch of its food information for consumers (FIC) app.
Zevia, the top-selling natural drink brand in the States, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Tree of Life, the specialist natural and health food wholesaler.
Double-digit sales rises for Landmark
Landmark Wholesale has posted another set of positive sales – recording a 17% rise in cigarette sales and a 7.2% increase in licensed sales for September.
Bestway suppliers get a first look at new tech
More than 300 delegates from different food and drinks brands have road-tested the latest i-beacon technology at Bestway Cash and Carry’s inaugural supplier event.
New limited edition packs from JPS
Next month Imperial Tobacco will be launching a limited edition pack for its JPS cigarette range.
Revealed! This year's FWD Gold Medal finalists
With just under a month to go to the presentation of this year's FWD Gold Medals, the Federation has revealed the shortlisted finalists for the awards.
Foodservice booms as confidence rises
The foodservice industry is seeing an increase in food sales year-on-year, with half of operators serving more meals on weekends, according to a new report from foodservice analyst Horizons in collaboration with JRA.
P&G to offload Duracell business
FMCG giant Procter & Gamble has announced plans to offload its market-leading battery brand Duracell, in what should be the first of up to 100 brands axed from the portfolio as part of a strategy, unveiled in August this year, to offload its least profitable brands.
IGD: The age of convenience is here
Half of shoppers hunt around for bargains in convenience stores rather buying everything under one roof, according to the latest from IGD’s ShopperVista research.
Discounting drives down grocery prices as Tesco woes continue
Heavy discounting by the "big four" supermarkets, who are trying to keep up with the growth of the discounters Aldi and Lidl, means the grocery market has been pushed into deflation, according to the latest figures from leading market analyst Kantar Worldpanel, released yesterday.
Caterers optimistic as diners are back on the town
Business confidence continues to grow in the UK’s foodservice sector as more than two-thirds of operators report an increase in food sales year-on-year.
Still time for your pub customers to win £21,000 in cash and product
Moy Park Foodservice has extended its SnaX Factor competition deadline to November 28 to give pub chefs more time to submit a winning bar snack idea and scoop £1,000 cash and more than £20,000 worth of free product.
Exclusive Christmas sweets for Hancocks
Confectionery specialist Sweetdreams has created a range of Christmas products exclusively for Hancocks Cash & Carry.
Blakemore says to the apprentice: You're hired!
Blakemore Wholesale's depot, on the Long Acre Industrial Estate, Roe Hill, Willenhall, West Midlands, has just taken on an apprentice as part of the Ladder for the Black Country scheme - becoming the first employer in the area to do so.
Booker expands delivered business as group profits show double-digit growth
Booker this week posted like-for-like sales of 2.4% and pre-tax profit up 16% for the half year to September 12, 2014 as its success story continues to play out based on its Focus, Drive and Broaden strategy and the integration of the Makro business.
Hills Prospect joins the Today’s Group
Essex-based Hills Prospect is the latest wholesaler to join the on-trade division of the Today’s Group.
Terry’s Italian escapade for charity
General manager of JJ Foodservice Terry Larkin, is all set to embark on a 3,000 mile trip across Europe in a 1987 Mini in aid of the children’s charity Variety.
Brakes ready to help caterers with new NHS food standards
Delivered wholesaler Brakes this week assured caterers it was ready to help them meet the new NHS food standards.
Pernod Ricard invests in three key brands
Pernod Ricard UK announced today (October 16) that it was putting "significant investment" behind three of its brands, to drive demand amongst consumers and growth for its customers. Each of the campaigns, which are for Jameson, Chivas Regal and Brancott Estate, offers something bespoke, from creating a digital community to celebrate craftsmanship, to calling on Hollywood’s finest to launch a search for social entrepreneurs.
Wholesalers feature in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 survey of mid-sized private companies
Four wholesalers - Kitwave Group from North Shields, Enfield-based JJ Food Service, foodservice supplier Reynolds and London’s Elbrook C&C - have been ranked in the latest Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table, at 158, 167, 183 and 249 respectively.
US company aims to shake up UK e-cig market with “game changing” vapouriser
V2 Cigs, a leading US e-cigarette company, is this month launching its range of e-cigs and high-tech vapourisers in the UK and is aiming to shake up the fragmented but fast-growing market. Palmer & Harvey and Confex group C&Cs are the first wholesalers to stock the range.
Wholesalers and suppliers are coming together under the banner of FWD to develop ideas to build long-term sustainable business for the sector.
Are you a Gold Medal winner?
The judges have spoken, and the winners of the 2014 FWD Gold Medal awards have been chosen – but the industry will have to wait until November 27 to find out who they are.
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