The Country Range Group has announced a year-on-year sales turnover growth of 9.5%, despite what it calls “testing conditions within the foodservice sector” and uncertainty over Brexit.
The group’s purchasing increased by 12% in 2018, with its 12 independent wholesalers’ overall sales reaching £460m – a £30m increase on the previous 12 months.
Managing director Coral Rose said: “2018 was another strong year as our members once again outperformed the market, delivering impressive yearly sales growth of just under 10%. With record amounts spent on infrastructure, personnel and resources in 2017, our members and their customers are definitely seeing the returns and benefits, which bodes well for the future.
“While new business and sales growth are obviously vital for our individual members, from a group perspective our strategic goal is to optimise the level of purchasing throughout the group. Our purchasing increased by a massive 12%, which is a huge achievement,” she added.