Blakemore Wholesale depot closure announced

Blakemore Wholesale’s Killingworth depot in North Tyneside will shut on 8 June as part of the company’s plans to exit the retail wholesale sector. The news comes a day after United Wholesale Grocers announced its...
AF Blakemore to sell wholesale division

United Wholesale Grocers buys Blakemore Gateshead

Scotland's United Wholesale Grocers (UWG) has completed the purchase of the Gateshead depot from Blakemore Wholesale, its first property into England. The deal, which will retain all 45 existing members of staff, will see the...

Cumbria wholesaler expands premises in line with growth

A Cumbria-based foodservice wholesaler has transformed parts of the old mill it occupies into modern offices after outgrowing its previous premises. Fairway Foodservice member JMP Foodservice expanded its headquarters at Birks Mill, Sedbergh, in the Yorkshire Dales...

Sainsbury’s Asda merger could ‘increase wholesale prices’

Sainsbury’s £7.3bn merger with Asda could lead to increased wholesale prices, industry experts claim. Mike Coupe, Sainsbury’s chief executive, has claimed that the deal will lower prices of everyday items available in both supermarkets by...
Women in Wholesale

57% of wholesale MDs ‘want to see more women in director roles’

Nearly 90% of managing directors and HR personnel within the wholesale industry believe a gender-diverse workforce can have a positive impact on how a business performs, with 57% of managing directors wanting more female...