JJ Food Service last month reported excellent growth despite the depressed marketplace.
Releasing latest trading figures for the first three quarters of 2012 (January to September) it said turnover was up by 13.27% compared to the same period in 2011, while gross margin profit increased by 15.76%.
The group added that “Click and Collect” was going from strength-to-strength with increasing numbers of customers using the service. “They recognise the excellent savings that can be made and are able to order on-line at a time convenient to them,” said a J J Food Service spokesman.
All eight branches of the group have or are under-going new modernised Customer Collection areas which feature Lavazza and Coca Cola zones where customers can place orders themselves on touch-screens or with a sales person to help. Giant LED screens show visitors special offers, which give these businesses an even bigger opportunity to make savings.
The group has also extended its product range over the period to include a wider selection of trade sectors including Mediterranean, Oriental and Curry House businesses. JJ also offers a range of Halal products. Despite the foodservice focus, it also caters for retailers with a range of household products.
The spokesman said customers who preferred to have goods delivered now enjoyed an improved service with paperless invoicing, no credit notes, deliveries within a timed window and all delivered by uniformed drivers in modern refrigerated vehicles.