Bidfood acquires Blakemore’s Penrith depot

Blakemore Wholesale has confirmed that it has commenced a period of consultation with the 14 members of staff at the wholesaler’s depot in Penrith, Cumbria with a view to the site changing ownership to Bidfood.

A Blakemore spokesperson, said: “It is our intention for all former Blakemore Penrith employees to be offered employment with Bidfood upon completion of the acquisition.”

With further details expected to be published in February, the sale comes after Blakemore invested £1m to refresh the depot, having had plans to expand its presence across the Lake District and Cumbria regions.

Blakemore offered no further comment on the future of the rest of its cash & carry estate.


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