Bestway Wholesale Group is expanding its Batleys Bestpets group of specialist wholesale outlets, which operate exclusively for the pet trade.
A £10 million investment across the business over the next three years will include the addition of new Bestpet hubs across the country, more depot staff, delivery vehicles and sales development managers as well as the expansion of the group’s Pet Retail Club.
Martin Race, operations director of Batleys and Bestpets, said: “Since the inception of the Bestpets addition to the company in 2005, we have seen considerable growth and a complete belief and following in what we do from the UK pet trade.
“This year, already, we have opened new hubs in Newcastle and Nottingham and have doubled the size of hubs at Exeter and Luton. We are about to develop a new site in Glasgow and we are currently looking at options for more space in Bristol.”
He added: “We are only too aware of how difficult business is for our customers and we want to be seen to be helping our pet trade customers to build their businesses through offering them top service as well as value and the very best prices available. The Bestpets website now accounts for 30% of all delivered orders to trade customers and this is all set to continue to grow.”