Henderson joins Country Range Group

One of the top ten largest foodservice wholesalers in the UK and Ireland, Henderson Foodservice, has joined the Country Range Group of independent foodservice wholesalers.

The family owned company is based on the outskirts of Belfast and delivers to Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

Colin Birchall, managing director of Country Range Group, commented: “Henderson Foodservice is a highly successful company with great heritage and professionalism. In the past year, they have gone through a major expansion programme and we look forward to boosting this growth further by increasing Henderson’s buying and selling power while giving catering customers added value.”

Damien Barrett, foodservice director for Henderson Foodservice, which had over 4,500 product lines within its existing range and has added more than 700 Country Range products, said the partnership would help the company to continue to source quality products at competitive prices for customers.

“The Country Range portfolio, in particular, offers an extensive range of ambient, chilled and frozen lines with affordable pricing, but more importantly, a quality product, tested to the highest standards,” he said. “Country Range is a brand we can trust and be proud of, which will also sit well within our current range. We look forward to bringing our customer network the great benefits associated with the Country Range Group and to continue building on our successes in 2012.”

Last year Henderson Foodservice moved to a purpose-built, £14m headquarters outside Belfast providing a 130,000sq ft warehouse facility for its frozen, chilled, ambient and non-food ranges. In late 2011, Henderson Foodservice acquired Independent Catering Services (ICS), a foodservice company with annual sales of more than £10m.

At the start of this year Country Range Group joined Landmark Wholesale.

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