Brakes

Pandemic leads to planned closure of two Brakes depots

Foodservice giant Brakes is considering the closure of its Thorpe and Coventry depots as well as the relocation of two contact centres, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The two depots have been closed...

UWS undergoes deep clean in preparation of lockdown easing

United Wholesale (Scotland) (UWS) is undergoing a deep clean of its properties in preparation of the potential easing of lockdown restrictions. The Glasgow-based wholesaler has implemented the cleansing of their premises using new bio-fogging technology...

Bidfood launches mental health guide for key workers

Bidfood has launched a mental health guide in order to to support key workers during this unprecedented crisis. According to a recent ITV News Survey, more than half of frontline NHS workers are unable to...

FWD uses national news to call on government support

33% of the Federations of Wholesale Distributor's (FWD) members surveyed could face financial ruin without Government support, explained its chief executive James Bielby. Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, he highlighted the desperate situation foodservice...

Study shows 66% of foodservice outlets at risk of going out of business

Two thirds of foodservice wholesaler customers believe they will not survive another three months in the current lockdown measures without more government support, research from KAM Media shows. The study surveyed 211 businesses - ranging...