FWD has recruited the UK’s largest wholesaler by turnover, Palmer amp; Harvey, and now has every major food and drink wholesaler within its membership.
The company has already started to play an active role within the federation, with a representative attending last week’s security meeting and chief executive Chris Etherington has been appointed to the FWD Council.
FWD chief executive James Bielby said: “P amp;H recognised the value of FWD to their Features > Business, and we recognised that adding the largest delivered wholesaler to our membership strengthened our voice in our lobbying and representation work.”
P amp;H’s turnover topped £4.2bn in its last financial year. The company has been a member of FWD before, leaving under previous management in 2004.