Blakemore Foodservice, a division of A.F. Blakemore & Son group, has joined the Country Range network of independent wholesalers.
Headquartered in Walsall, Blakemore Foodservice is a family run, multi-temperature distribution company that supplies schools, local authorities, public houses, restaurant chains, the leisure industry and independent caterers throughout the UK.
It will now gain access to buying group’s purchasing power and will also receive ownership of the 800-strong range of products under the Country Range brand, which saw total sales in excess of £110 million in 2018.
Coral Rose, managing director of Country Range Group, said: “Our buying power has been increasing year on year due to strong turnover growth, which has been driven by incredible customer service, new product development and exciting marketing initiatives. Blakemore joining the group, further strengthens our position and will enable us to continue to lead the way when it comes to offering a diverse portfolio at the most competitive prices for our customers.”
Head of Blakemore Foodservice, Caoire Blakemore, added: “Country Range is widely recognised as a trusted brand, and we’re really excited to bring their range, developed exclusively for professional caterers, to our customers.”