Landmark Wholesale today (May 6) announced that two new members have joined the buying group.
The two new members – Country Fare, based in Bournemouth, and London-based Esin Cash and Carry – officially joined on May 1.
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Country Fare and Esin Cash and Carry to Landmark Wholesale,” said Martin Williams, Landmark Wholesale managing director. “Both new members are highly respected businesses and are excellent additions to the Group.”
Country Fare has been established for more than 10 years. Having originally focussed on fresh fruit and veg, the business has begun the transition into a full delivered foodservice operator by expanding its range across dairy, breads, frozen and dry goods.
“In order for us to really progress the company, the next logical step was to join a buying group. As a growing foodservice company, Landmark was the perfect choice,” said Gavin Millward, Country Fare. “From first contact, Landmark’s team took the time and effort to really understand our business. We’re thrilled to be working with them and benefitting from their professionalism, support and invaluable industry expertise.”
Esin Cash and Carry is owned by the Ucur family who run a group of companies within the TFC Holdings London Group. The group has been operating for 16 years and includes a chain of supermarkets under the TFC brand, a wholesale food manufacturing and distribution Features > Business, EDA Quality Foods, and a specialist licensed importer, Tees Ltd. Their new purpose-built 100,000 square foot warehouse in Enfield, London, will provide an extensive range of predominantly ethnic products, but with a quickly expanding UK manufactured range alongside a full licensed range, which is where they will immediately benefit from being part of the Landmark Wholesale Group.
“Traditionally, our strength has been in cash and carry retail and our expertise will benefit Esin Cash and Carry as they expand into new areas,” continued Williams. “Country Fare will be supported by our new Caterer Connections programme, launched earlier this year. This will provide them with the best possible platform to grow their business. We’re looking forward to working with both new members to help them develop their business.”