Fairway Foodservice buying group joins Landmark Wholesale

Landmark MD John Mils

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 to more than 100 and its foodservice sales to £1.7bn per year.

Fairway Foodservice is a buying and marketing organisation operating on behalf of its wholesale members. Founded in 1984 by five frozen food wholesale distribution companies, it has grown from a collective turnover of £7m in 1984 to £650.5m in 2016.

Joining Landmark Wholesale marks the end to a very successful year for Fairway Foodservice, having welcomed two new members and recorded record sales at its two Meet the Member events.

Chris Binge, Fairway Foodservice managing director, said: “Fairway Foodservice works exclusively for its members and is always looking for ways to improve and add benefits. Landmark Wholesale is well known in the sector for the fantastic support it offers its members, so we look forward to working with them to drive our members’ businesses forward.

“Both companies agree that maintaining competitiveness in the changing landscape of food wholesaling is important and there are mutual benefits to be achieved from the collective knowledge, experience and skills of the two management teams working closely together. The benefits of this collaboration will enable both groups to use scale to share best practice and to improve efficiencies.”

John Mills, Landmark Wholesale managing director, added: “Fairway Foodservice is a professionally-run buying group with an excellent reputation. It will complement our continued strategy for building a strong catering and foodservice proposition for independent foodservice wholesalers and we are delighted to welcome them to the Landmark Wholesale family.”

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Martyn Fisher

Martyn Fisher is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. Martyn can be found on Twitter on @BW_Martyn, or can be contacted via martyn.fisher@newtrade.co.uk and 020 3871 6490.

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