Country Range Group notched up turnover of more than £430m in 2017, with like-for-like sales growth in excess of £50m for the year and sales up 16% in December alone against the previous year.
MD Coral Rose (pictured) said it was the best December the Group had ever had before adding: “The results clearly highlight the demand from caterers for quality, independent foodservice wholesalers who can provide local knowledge, expertise, expansive product portfolios and the finest customer service.
“By being part of a national buying group, our members benefit from competitive pricing, exciting promotions, access to the Country Range brand and extensive marketing support but can still provide the personal, reliable and professional approach that is so important to chefs. All in all, it makes a fantastic case for why wholesalers should treasure their independence.
“While double-digit sales growth is a great accomplishment, the recent inward investment by our members ensures that these results are only the beginning and that we have the foundations in place to continuously improve, grow and take advantage of the new trends and opportunities in 2018.”