Up to 270 jobs lost as Russell Hume enters administration

A meat supplier being investigated by the Food Standards Agency has fallen into administration with the loss of almost 270 jobs. KPMG has been appointed as administrator to Derby-based Russell Hume. Its meat products were recalled...

Birchall turnover soars as foodservice firm eyes expansion

Birchall Foodservice has grown its turnover by 17.5%, and in line with this upward trajectory, the company is set to expand its premises by 48,000 sq ft. Sales figures for January to December 2017 show...

Brakes owner Sysco snaps up Kent Frozen Foods

Kent Frozen Foods (KFF) has been snapped up by Brakes owner Sysco for an undisclosed sum, subject to Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) approval. If the deal gets the green light, KFF will join foodservice...

Fairway Foodservice buying group joins Landmark Wholesale

The Fairway Foodservice buying group is set to join Landmark Wholesale from 1 January 2018. With 20 members across the UK, Ireland and Spain, Fairway Foodservice becomes Landmark’s 39th member, taking Landmark’s total member depots...
SWA Scottish

Notes from the first Scottish Wholesale Association foodservice event

Helena Drakakis reports on the debut SWA foodservice event and discovers a nation’s potential. With Scotland’s food and drink industry overtaking oil and gas as the prime economic driver, foodservice has never been higher on...