Parfetts to purchase Blakemore Middlesbrough

Parfetts has acquired Blakemore Wholesale’s Middlesbrough cash & carry depot.

The acquisition of the warehouse increases Parfetts’ total number of warehouses to seven, including depots in Stockport, Aintree, Sheffield, Somercotes, Halifax and Anfield.

The purchase will be completed on 22 June and trading will commence on 25 June. All 33 staff currently employed will be retained.

Parfetts joint managing director Greg Suszczenia said: “Retailers in Teesside will now join other Parfetts’ customers in benefiting from everyday low prices, a powerful three-weekly promotional programme, strong availability and expansive range.

“Couple that with the industry-leading Go Local retail fascia, we are certain the trusted Parfetts formula will prove to be a great success in this new branch.”

The acquisition comes after Blakemore Wholesale announced the sale of its 12 depots in AprilUnited Wholesale Grocers purchased the Gateshead depot this month, while the Barnsley and Newport branches closed on 15 June.

 

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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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