Managing director of Today’s Group Bill Laird has urged suppliers to recognise the buying group as a valuable route to on-trade after 11 on-trade specialists joined the business, adding £180m to on-trade volume, which now totals £450m, pushing overall purchasing power to £5.79bn.
The 11 new members are: Dayla, Tolchards, ABV Wholesale, IM Wines, Island Ales, Maison Maurice, Small Beer, Swallow Wholesaler, Tanners Wines, Thorne Licensed Wholesalers and Young’s Beers Wine and Spirits.
The wholesalers came from National Drinks Distributors (NDD), a national buying group of 23 on-trade specialist wholesalers: 11 went to Today’s Group to join three existing NDD members – Wilds of Oldham, H T White and Tate-Smith. The remaining six joined Landmark, while the other three went independent.
The members, which were revealed at the Today’s Group Suppliers’ Forum in Leeds in September, are part of a bigger on-trade push for the group, which is expected to improve terms for members as well as the range of products on offer.
Read the full story in the Today’s Group Special Report in Better Wholesaling November.