Investment plans and new developments were revealed by several Landmark Wholesale members at its Annual Overseas Conference in Athens.
East End Food’s director Jason Wouhra unveiled plans to regenerate central Birmingham with the development of a state-of-the-art trading warehouse on the former HP factory site.
Amaan Ramzen, director of United Wholesale in Scotland, explained how the company planned to invest in its Polmadie depot to take advantage of a new motorway link through Glasgow. It will run past the depot and potentially link them to 20,000 new customers. especially in the foodservice and on trade areas.
DCS, which is a wholesaler, distributor and supplier to the Landmark Group, explained how it had recently launched a new ‘Poundzone’ division as a coordinated approach to the discounters, and said it will deliver pound;12m in sales in its first year.
Martin Williams, managing director of Landmark Wholesale, said: “Our members have long-term plans and by investing now they are ensuring that they will not only survive the recession but emerge stronger, fitter and confident that they are around for the long haul.”