Dhamecha Group is set to open its first depot in Birmingham.
The group, which operates successfully through a number of depots in the London area, along with another depot in Leicester, in the East Midlands, is set to open its new site in the UK’s so-called ‘second city’ before the end of 2017.
Dhamecha’s new cash & carry is located in the Smethwick area of Birmingham. It will supply a range of grocery staples, along with confectionery, beers, wines and spirits, toiletries and tobacco for independent convenience retailers and caterers in the West Midlands area. The size of the new site is about 70,000 sq ft, and its opening will create around 75 new jobs.
Dhamecha chief executive Pradip Dhamecha, said: “We have been operating cash & carry sites in the London area for over 40 years, with 7 branches in and around the M25.
“In 2015, we opened our first branch outside of the capital, in Leicester. That was our first foray into the Midlands area, and the site is trading well. As part of our ongoing expansion programme, the Birmingham branch will provide an additional destination of choice for customers in the West Midlands, and we are confident that it will replicate the success of the Leicester branch, as well as those in the London area.
Dhamecha added: “Our dedicated and experienced team has, over the years, built up a reputation for exceptional customer service, giving our customers exactly what they want – that is, a large product range in various pack sizes, everyday competitive pricing with regular deep-cut pricing, and consistently dependable product availability.”
Dhamecha is the largest member of the Today’s Group buying group.
John Schofield, acting managing director of Today’s, said: “We are delighted to hear the news of Dhamecha’s further investment in the Midlands. This is great news for retailers and caterers in the region, and equally great news for suppliers.”
Dhamecha’s turnover figure for the year ending 31 March, 2016 was £684m.