Blueheath has moved to rationalise its buying group membership after its acquisitions left it with membership of four separate groups. Nisa-Today’s will become Blueheath Holdings’ primary buying group with effect from February 1 and the company will resign from Landmark on January 31.
However, Blueheath’s recent acquisitions, AC Ward and Wrexham-based CTM, will continue to be members of both Nisa-Today’s and their respective secondary buying groups, Key Lekkerland and Sugro.
Blueheath ceo Douglas Gurr explained that being part of a single primary buying group across its three operations would aid harmonisation of ranges, prices and promotions.
Martin Williams, managing director of Landmark Wholesale, said: “It is disappointing to lose a member, particularly one that was so desperate to join the leading professional wholesale group in the UK just two years ago.”