Bidcorp acquires Nicol Hughes Foodservice

Bidcorp has acquired Nicol Hughes Foodservice as part of a strategy to grow the Caterfood Buying Group’s network of independent foodservice businesses.

The Northwest-based wholesaler will move away from Sterling Buying Group at the end of July and will keep its name, branding and independence. It will now be trading alongside the likes of Elite Fine Foods, Caterfood, South Lincs Foodservice and Cimandis, wth Bidcorp claiming it will retain each businesses’ independent ethos, character and approach.

Andrew Selley, chief executive of Bidcorp UK commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome the team and customers from Nicol Hughes Foodservice into our Bidcorp family. Since being transformed to its current format in the 1960’s, the company has developed an excellent reputation within foodservice and has a proud service record which fits with our own service excellence ambitions.

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“Nicol Hughes Foodservice will become an integral part of Caterfood Buying Group, adding extra buying power, regional coverage, and expertise to share and learn from. I look forward to a successful integration and flourishing success within the group.”

Mark Moss, managing director of Nicol Hughes Foodservice commented: “”We are extremely excited to become part of the Bidcorp family. The acquisition will only strengthen the business and we look forward to the fantastic opportunities that will arise as a result of this new venture in the future.”

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Paul Hill
Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 07960935659.

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