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...

Bestway incentivises retailers to join Xtra Local

Bestway is ramping up its retail club ‘Xtra Local with the introduction of longer promotional periods, a free monthly magazine and a rewards scheme. The initiatives are designed to entice new members to the club,...

Scottish wholesalers to debate independence

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) will explore the pros and cons of independence at its annual conference this summer, which will take place at Crieff Hydro in Perthshire on 14-16 June, 2013. Bill Jamieson, executive...