Is consolidation in the wholesale channel bananas?

About half the bananas in the world come from the same tree, the Cavendish, which has no seeds and is propagated by grafting or...

Wholesaling is vital to the economy, so why is it invisible?

Wholesaling is vital to the economy yet seems invisible to everyone from schoolchildren to the government, says Julie Dunn. About 18 months or so ago,...

Why PMI’s IQOS Heets strategy poses problems for wholesalers and retailers

PMI is attempting to create a direct relationship with its customers using its latest product range. Nick Shanagher wonders if retailers will rebel. Dressed in...

Trust in training, it’s key to the industry’s prosperity

Britain is full of uncertainty at the moment, which is never good for any of us. The General Election result – a hung parliament, which...

Stand up for the little guy: Wholesalers should help independents compete...

Nick Shanagher says it’s up to wholesalers to help independent foodservice outlets to reach consumers and compete with the market giants. "Our scale creates compelling...