Landmark Wholesale posted a December sales increase of 5.5% for the group (with some members still to post results) compared with December 2010 and own brand sales into depots rose by 27.9%.
Highlights among Landmark Wholesale members’ performances included DCS Group which followed up its second biggest trading month ever in November 2011, with sales in December up 15% up on the previous year.
New member Country Range Group also saw sales rise by 15% over the Christmas period; frozen food sales at L amp;F Jones rose by 33.86% and fresh meat by 20.58%; and wine and spirits sales at AG Parfett amp; Sons were up by 18%.
Business development director Chris Doyle said: “The Christmas results are very encouraging, particularly when compared with figures coming from the major multiples and given the continuing economic climate. It’s great to hear good news coming from the independent sector.”