Sales into Landmark Wholesale depots in December were up by 7.1% compared with the same month in 2010, resulting in an overall sales rise of 9.6% for the group’s financial year to date from May 2011. Own brand sales increased by 27.9% with fiscal year-to-date sales 28.5% ahead.
Landmark Wholesale managing director Martin Williams said: “Trading conditions have been incredibly tough, but our performance in December was excellent, particularly when compared with figures coming from the major multiples.
“Our own brands are doing particularly well and, for the second month running, every Landmark Wholesale member’s own brand sales are ahead of the same period last year, which is a fantastic achievement. It’s great to hear good news coming from the independent sector and we have lots of plans in place to maintain this momentum.”