Bidcorp completes acquisition of Turner Price

Bidcorp UK has continued its aggressive growth strategy with the acquisition of Hull-based Turner Price. This follows the purchases of Harvest Fine Foods and Thomas Ridley Foodservice last year.

The Caterforce member will now be part of the Caterfood Buying Group network as the eighth member and continue to serve its 2,500+ customers across the Midlands and North of England.

Philip Atyeo, managing director of Caterfood Buying Group commented: “It is fantastic to welcome the Turner Price team into Caterfood Buying Group, a growing network of independent businesses which includes Thomas Ridley Foodservice, Harvest Fine Foods, Nichol Hughes, Elite Fine Foods, Caterfood, South Lincs Foodservice and Cimandis.

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“Turner Price is a highly successful foodservice supplier and delivers a great service proposition to its loyal customers. The business will continue to operate as an autonomous and independent business, in line with our decentralised model in the business.”

Andrew Selley, chief executive of Bidcorp UK said: “Caterfood Buying Group continues to go from strength-to-strength and the addition of Turner Price will further cement the groups’ position within the industry.

“This latest acquisition is in line with the Bidcorp UK strategy to continue to grow the buying group side to national coverage, as well as increasing our network of manufacturing businesses, following our recent acquisition of Northern Bloc Ice Cream Limited earlier this month. The growth in these areas will allow us to continue to deliver service excellence to our customers and provide them with real added value.”

Read more: Bidcorp acquires Harvest Fine Foods

John Gould, Managing Director at Turner Price added: “We are delighted to become part of Caterfood Buying Group, which shares our passion for customer led focus, harnessing strong supplier relationships, supporting staff development and ensuring that work is enjoyed by all.

“We feel this is the right time for us to be joining the Caterfood Buying Group, and are very much looking forward to continuing to build on the growth we have enjoyed and to further improve our customer offering.”

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


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