Bidvest 3663 buys Jersey and Guernsey operator

Bidvest 3663 has acquired Cimandis, the Channel Islands foodservice specialist and former Country Range Group member.

The business is the foodservice division of SandpiperCI, whose group of companies is the largest retailer and private employer in the Channel Islands.  It provides in the region of 4,500 products to more than 1,000 customers in retail, hospitality and the service sectors, via depots in Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney.

Andrew Selley, chief executive of Bidvest 3663 said:  “We are delighted to welcome the team and customers of Cimandis to the Bidvest Foodservice family. Over the past couple of years the Cimandis management team has developed a thriving and profitable foodservice business within the Channel Islands. In line with our decentralised model, Bidvest will continue operating Cimandis as an autonomous and independent Features > Business, following the model we already successfully employ around the world.

“We believe this partnership opens up new opportunities for both businesses, for Bidvest it allows us to further extend our footprint in Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney, whilst the Cimandis team and customers will benefit from the financial and strategic support of the wider Bidvest group.”

The current management and staff of Cimandis will transfer over to Bidvest when the sale completes this month. There are no plans to change liveries or brands at this time and Cimandis will continue to operate as a regional wholesaler.

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