Arthur David is to join The Country Range Group at the start of next year, bringing the membership total of the buying group to 12.
Based in Bristol and found in 1962 with more than 42,000 deliveries made each month, Arthur David follows Brook Street Foodservice and Harlech Foodservice as the third new member to join the group within the last 12 months.
Country Range Group chief executive Martin Ward (pictured left) said: “It’s a great privilege on behalf of the Group and our members to welcome the Arthur David team to our growing family. Ever since Arthur David first opened as a fruit & veg merchant back in 1962, his company’s success has been based on great people, hard work, dedication and supreme customer service. They couldn’t be a better fit for CRG and we can’t wait to have them as members and get the exciting partnership started.”
Alex Rall, managing director of Arthur David, commented: “While many independent wholesale businesses are being swallowed up by the big players in the industry, we’re immensely proud of our independence, we love what we do and remain passionate about our customers. The Country Range Group has been leading the way and carrying the torch for independent wholesale businesses so we’re delighted to be part of the family and look forward to working closely with the other members to drive further success.”