Landmark Wholesale today announced the launch of Landmark On Trade – a new division set up to service the pub industry.
It launches with six new members joining the Landmark fold: Libra Drinks Wholesale; Edwards Beer amp; Minerals; Glamorgan Beer Co; Hills Prospect, Jack Sullivan and Middleton Wholesale.
The formation of the new division, which joins Landmark Retail and Landmark Foodservice, will see the Milton Keynes-based buying group’s turnover boosted from a current £2.67bn to more than £3bn, representing the fastest growth in Landmark’s history.
Martin Williams, Landmark Wholesale MD (pictured) said the group was talking to a further “three or four” potential new members and announcements would follow, adding that the new division was perfect for existing members looking to diversify into the on trade and for the new members to take advantage of the foodservice offer from Landmark to help them build their catering.
“This is a major achievement for Landmark Wholesale and recruiting six new members in such a short space of time surpasses our expectations. It will significantly strengthen our on trade membership across the UK and give us a really good national distribution. They will use all of Landmark Wholesale’s trading and marketing services and stock our own brand licensed products.”
He continued: “This is a direct result of our strategic on trade new member recruitment drive and follows on from Hall’s Drinks joining earlier this year. These six new members will provide great growth for the group, establish volume in the on trade and add to the overall service offering that we provide.
“Landmark Wholesale offers lots of member benefits and there are many strong reasons for joining us. We are only at the start of our recruitment drive for on trade and look forward to announcing more new members to the group in the months to come.”
Libra Drinks Wholesale: Specialising in cask ales, imported beers and wines, Libra Drinks is Nottingham’s biggest independent on trade wholesaler delivering to businesses in the East Midlands.
Edwards Beer amp; Minerals: Established in the early 80s selling predominantly beer and mineral wholesaler, the family run company has grown into a one-stop drinks wholesaler operating within a 30-mile radius of Leighton Buzzard.
Glamorgan Beer Co: One of Wales’ leading independent family-run drinks wholesaler specialising in beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks to the licensed trade. They hold the largest cask ale portfolio in Wales.
Hills Prospect: A family-run business operating out of London’s East End. It stocks a wide range of products including soft drinks, keg lagers, beers and ciders. It operates within the M25, throughout Essex and Middlesex.
Jack Sullivan: Experts in premium, packaged beers, spirits and traditional pub market, it operates within a 35-mile radius of Swansea.
Middleton Wholesale: A portfolio of more than 1,500 products and specialising in cask ales with a purpose-built chilled store to ensure products reach customers in peak condition.