Bain Capital, the owners of Brakes Group has formed a new company by pulling together Fresh Direct, M&J Seafood, Pauleys and Wild Harvest all under the Fresh Direct name.
Confectionery specialist Hancocks has overhauled its delivery structure to offer customers a free delivery service across the majority of the UK when they spend more than £150*.
Steve Parfett, chairman of Parfetts Cash & Carry, has won the Family Business Director of the Year Award from the Institute of Directors (IoD).
Tributes have been paid to Michael Felton, the founder of South West foodservice wholesaler Caterfood, who died earlier this month aged 78 after a short illness.
Country Range Group gets set for more growth
Country Range Group (CRG) is relocating to new 6,000 sqft headquarters as part of a wider expansion of the company.
Londis invests half a million in tobacco price cuts
Londis UK is investing more than £500,000 to cut prices on four premium cigarette brands.
Caterforce becomes FWD's latest member
Foodservice buying group Caterforce has joined the Federation of Wholesale Distributors as a full member, increasing the trade body’s representation of the food and drink distribution sector and reflecting its increased focus on foodservice issues.
Wholesale lesson as Doncaster MP visits Batleys depot
Almost three thousand small businesses in and around Doncaster rely on Batleys Cash and Carry for their food and drink supplies, as local MP Rosie Winterton discovered on a visit to the Docking Hill wholesaler last Friday (November 14).
Budgens moves up a gear for Christmas
Budgens, the retail chain owned by Musgrave, is bidding for the premium market this Christmas with its expanded Discover the Taste range.
Bestway’s £100,000 donation to help children
Bestway Group has £100,000 to Action for Children – the main beneficiary of its Royal Ascot Charity Race day.
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Delice de France to rebrand in New Year
Well-known bakery and foodservice brand Delice de France is to rebrand as Coup de Pates in the New Year in a bid "to appeal more to UK chefs".
Health and organic wholesaler Tree of Life strikes a deal with Ocado
Tree of Life, the natural health and organic wholesaler has launched its own health food store on Ocado.com in a move that sees the company position itself as a consumer facing brand for the first time.
London wholesaler Gold Star on expansion path
Gold Star, the London-based wholesaler that launched in 2011 is already fast expanding as a delivered wholesaler.
Kitwave Wholesale: “It was a very good year”
Kitwave Wholesale Group, the independent UK wholesaler of FMCG products, last week announced record annual financial results.
JJ Food Service set to boost business with local authorities
JJ Food Service has secured a four-year contract on the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) framework in a move that is expected to boost its business with the local authority and education sector.
Today’s goes for glamour and glitz for 2015 member events
Today’s Group is set to host its 2015 trade show at Ascot Race Course on 10-11th March 10-11, while the its annual conference will take in the glamour of Monte Carlo from September 18-22.
The Famous Grouse rolls out Christmas TV sponsorship
The Famous Grouse is sponsoring Channel 4 and UKTV’s festive programming this year in a deal worth more than £1.1m.
Food inflation reaches another new low
Food inflation has reached a record low, falling to just 0.1% - the lowest rate since December 2006 - according to new figures released this week by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Guinness back on TV tonight with rugby-themed ad campaign
Ahead of the upcoming rugby Autumn Internationals, Guinness is tonight (November 5) launching a new TV and video-on-demand ad campaign based around the game. The four ads aim to rally the fans of each of the Home Nations and feature Jonny Wilkinson, Shane Williams, Bill McLaren and the Munster team of 1978.
Wholesale industry reveals full UK economic contribution
The full extent of how wholesalers help to support the UK economy will be unveiled tomorrow (November 4) at a House of Commons reception hosted by Defra minister George Eustice.
United Biscuits sold to Turks for £2bn
United Biscuits (UB), the UK’s biggest and best-known biscuit maker, has been sold to Turkish-based international biscuit manufacturer Yildiz Holdings for a sum reputed to be in the region of £2bn.
Tennent's introduces new all-Scots brew
A new, top quality lager described as “the best of Scotland, brewed for Scotland” is to be introduced by Tennent’s over the next few days.
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.
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