AF Blakemore to sell wholesale division

AF Blakemore to sell wholesale division

AF Blakemore has announced that it will sell its wholesale division of 12 cash & carry depots following a strategic review. In a statement, AF Blakemore's joint managing director Geoff Hallam, said: “The move away from...
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Matthew Clark owner Conviviality ‘set to enter administration’

Matthew Clark owner Conviviality is reportedly on the verge of entering administration, after failing to raise £135m from an emergency cash call. The development is likely to lead to PricewaterhouseCoopers being appointed as administrator tomorrow...

Pioneer Foodservice named best family business in Cumbria

Pioneer Foodservice is celebrating after landing two awards at the Cumbria Family Business Awards 2018. As well as winning the 'Retailer and Wholesaler’ category, the business was also named 'Outstanding Cumbria Family Business of the...

Snow no problem for wholesalers: Sector triumphs in face of adversity

Wholesalers across the UK overcame challenging conditions presented by the so-called 'Beast from the East' to go above and beyond for their customers. Staff at foodservice wholesaler Country Fare, which delivers local produce to a...
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The government is focused on reducing plastic packaging: what will change?

David Burrows looks at the shift in perceptions and policies around the use of plastic packaging. Any day now, the Treasury is expected to launch a call for evidence on how charges and taxes could...