United Wholesale Grocers reports 19.6% turnover increase

United Wholesale Grocers has reported a 19.6% increase in its turnover to £148m for the year ending December 2018, with profit before tax increasing to £2m from £0.9m. The family-owned wholesaler based in Glasgow has...

Brexit, and data issues impacting profits, says survey

Almost half of 255 UK-based wholesalers and distributors managers surveyed feel that insecurity around Brexit is the key factor affecting company profitability, with 47% of respondents citing it as a top three reason, followed...

Asda to launch wholesale operation in Bristol

Asda is to launch a membership-free cash and carry operation at its Patchway, Bristol store, with the concept set to be rolled out across the UK if successful. The operation will have its own dedicated...

Bestway makes structural improvements to wholesale operation

Bestway Wholesale has introduced a common range of 5,000 products across all its depots and increased the size of its chilled distribution centre by 50%, which has enabled it to introduce 1,500 additional chilled...

Blakemore launches retail strategy at Spar show

Blakemore Trade Partners has revealed a retail store strategy at the 2019 Spar Retail Show, which will aim to help retailers differentiate their stores for specific locations and markets. Announced at the conference and trade...