tobacco

Cheap smokes

Louise Banham speaks to four key tobacco suppliers to get their take on price-marking in the market Price-marking is rampant across the majority of categories in the independent retail and wholesale channel, and tobacco is...
laundry

Freshen up sales

Brands are big in homecare, but own-label lines are cleaning up too, writes John Silcox. Laundry and homecare chores are carried out all year round, but contract caterers often find they hit a peak in summer,...
diwali

Diwali category guide

John Silcox reveals the must-stock products wholesalers need for Diwali  Diwali is celebrated by 1.2 million people in the UK and has the potential to deliver over £9m at retail value according to AG Barr...
price-mark

The Price-Mark Panel

Elit Rowland speaks to the key brands driving wholesalers’ sales with price-marked packs. When we asked Booker’s chief executive Charles Wilson what he thought of price-marked packs (PMPs) at the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD)...

The value of price-marked packs

Jennifer Pratt gives an exclusive insight from research consultants him! on price-marked packaging. Price-marked packs have been gaining ground with symbol and independent retailers for some time now.Soft drinks, tobacco and biscuits are the categories...