Palmer & Harvey announces proposed closure of The BuyCo

Palmer & Harvey (P&H) and Costcutter Supermarkets Group have announced plans to close The BuyCo, the independent negotiating company set up as a joint venture between both businesses to offer value through volume. P&H aims...

United Wholesale site ‘held up at gunpoint’

Armed robbers reportedly held up a cash & carry at gunpoint in Glasgow's East End, before making off in a getaway car. Police claim that the gang of three burst into the United Wholesale premises in Easter Queenslie...

Booker enjoys small rise in Q4 sales despite tobacco woes

Booker enjoyed a small rise in Q4 sales, despite growth being hit by falling tobacco sales. The wholesale giant reported like-for-like sales growth of 0.7% for the 12 weeks to 24 March, 2017, while total...

TWE’s MD for Europe, Dan Townsend, passes away

Treasury Wine Estates' managing director for Europe, Dan Townsend, has passed away. Townsend spent the last 30 years working in the drinks trade across different categories and channels, from the likes of Scottish Courage, to executive...

Bielby slams Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Budget

Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) chief executive James Bielby has accused Chancellor Philip Hammond of producing a Budget that "disproportionately affects" wholesalers. Announcements on the soft drinks levy, National Living Wage (NLW) and potential new...