Fresh produce sales up by 30% at Booker

Booker’s total sales for the 16 weeks to January 4, 2013 rose by 3.1% on the same period last year (excluding Makro). Non-tobacco sales were 4.2% higher, while tobacco sales rose by 1.3%. Booker Wholesale,...

‘50 deals for 50 days’ gives Blakemore record sales

Blakemore Wholesale has celebrated record sales after its 50th Anniversary promotional activity, during which it rolled out ‘50 Deals for 50 Days’. Blakemore Wholesale’s commercial director, Russell Grant, said: “What a fantastic event our 50th...

3663 unveils ‘Zero’ waste-collection service

3663 has introduced its Zero scheme, which sees the wholesaler join forces with SITA UK, a recycling and waste management company, to offer customers a service that will collect waste to be recycled. The service...

Small Mercies

Wholesalers are taking strides to help CTNs survive challenging times. TAN PARSONS reports In this recession, the consumer has become shrewder and thriftier than ever – creating perfect conditions for discounters. The likes of Aldi,...

Brand New Foods

Innovative recipes and menu ideas will help your caterers to thrive in 2013, writes ELIT ROWLAND Consumers may be going out less, but they are more willing to try new things, according to foodservice consultancy...