For the first time ever, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has launching a range of price-marked bottles for its top-selling wine brands in the £6-8 price bracket, Wolf Blass and Lindeman’s.
The average Briton spends £49,581 on booze in their lifetime, with a further one million of the population spending £167,000, according to new research unveiled this afternoon.
Enfield-based wholesaler JJ Food Service has launched a new range of fresh British beef and Welsh lamb which it claims will help restaurants, gastro-pubs and other eateries to cater for the growing requirement for fully-traceable, locally-sourced food ingredients.
Aldi smashes Big Four and reports 65% rise in pre-tax profits
In news that will make extremely troubling reading for the beleaguered “Big Four” grocers, Aldi UK today unveiled "record" results for the year to 31 December 2013.
Sales continue their upward trend
Latest CBI business stats report a positive trading environment for wholesalers with 60% reporting that sales volumes increased in the year to September with more growth anticipated.
Fairway Foodservice marks 30th anniversary with £600,000 in deals and 59 new products
Buying Group Fairway Foodservice this month (September) celebrated 30 years in business with more than £600,000 worth of orders when its birthday party coincided with its biannual “Meet the Member” event.
“Takeaway salad goes straight into the bin”
Thousands of tons of perfectly good food goes straight into the bin every year in what is described as the “scandal” of Britain's biggest source of food waste.
Imperial extends L&B Blue range
Imperial Tobacco yesterday announced a further extension to its recently-launched L&B Blue Superkings range.
Search is on for the SnaX Factor
Moy Park Foodservice is calling on wholesalers to help them hunt for the UK’s best bar snack with a £21,000 giveaway to the winning caterer.
Cherry Valley relaunches a classic
Duck specialist Cherry Valley has re-launched its signature Boneless Roast Duck.
Bestway-Batleys is first to market with own-label fruit cider
Country Choice, the exclusive cider brand from Bestway and Batleys, is extending its range with the launch of two new fruit-based ciders for off-trade retailers.
Don’t miss lunch! this week
Final preparations are now well underway for next week’s two day lunch! trade show, which kicks off at 10am this coming Tuesday, (September 23) at the Business Design Centre, London.
Abbey Road celebrates 30 years of trading
Bestway’s Abbey Road depot in Park Royal London celebrated its 30th anniversary last week with a bumper trade day for customers and suppliers.
The chips are down: JJ Food Service makes play for gluten-free market
Enfield-based specialist wholesaler JJ Food Service has made a move into the £350+ gluten-free market with the launch this week of Super Crisp Chips. Made with sunflower oil in a gluten-free environment, JJ’s new line hopes to help restaurants, pubs and other eateries to cater for the increase in gluten-free diets.
Good third quarter sales for Booker Wholesale
Booker last week announced that its total sales in the 12 weeks to September 12, 2014, including Makro, rose by 0.1% on the same period last year. Booker like-for-likes (excluding Makro) were 1.8% higher with non tobacco like-for-likes up 3.1%. The Group said it was "on course" to meet expectations for the year ending 27 March 2015.
JW Filshill launches craft beer export division
Glasgow wholesaler JW Filshill has expanded into the export market, setting up JW Filshill International Ltd – trading as The Craft Beer Clan of Scotland – to help Scottish craft brewers sell to the lucrative Asia market. The new company, with support from Scottish Development International (SDI) and Scotland Food & Drink, is drawing on the expertise of David Moore, a respected Asia Pacific consultant, and beer industry veteran Chris Miller, ex-chief executive of Harviestoun Brewery.
Williams: "Steel yourselves for a big multiples price war"
FWD chairman Martin Williams last week warned the industry to prepare for a bitter price war between the major multiples as they try to wrestle back market share from the discount sector and each other.
Bestway creates app and joins high-tech project to revolutionise depot navigation
Bestway has launched a new smartphone app for retailers, which it says will “revolutionise” the retail experience for its customers.
“Suppliers must look to channels outside the big supermarkets”
David Cattrall, Booker sales director for catering, has urged suppliers to reconsider how they target wholesalers as their importance continues to grow in both the retail and foodservice channels.
Wholesale customers need margin reassurance
Alfa Wholesale in Glasgow prides itself on being different. Trading from just 15,000sq ft it manages to pack in all the essential FMCG lines, but is also famous north of the border for its ethnic offer – from Middle Eastern and Turkish to Chinese and Afro-Caribbean.
Wanis celebrates its 50th birthday with a high-glam bash
East London wholesaler Wanis International continued celebrating its 50th Anniversary in great style this month with a “World Bazaar”-themed extravaganza at Forman’s Fish Island.
Appleby Westward to invest for growth
South-Westen Spar wholesaler Appleby Westward is to invest millions in a growth stategy, parent company BWG's chief executive Leo Crawford said this week at Appleby Westward's annual tradeshow.
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