Confex’s group sales up to end of May are expected to be up by 32.47% in value and 23.84% in volume, with sales forecasted to top £10m by October.
The buying group has welcomed seven new member this year, with Lakeland. Dairies (Cumbria); Pennine Distribution (Lancs); Adams Foodservice (Bradford); Roys (Norwich); DMG Wholesale (Walsall); Ferrantes Foodservice (Bristol) & Magna Foodservice (Hounslow) all contributing to the growth as well as the launch of Core own-brand in 2022.
Following the trade show and awards ceremony in March, the group also has a dedicated Foodservice Fair lines up, which will be held on 13th September at Stratford-on-Avon racecourse. This will be followed by its Conference, which will take place in Lanzarote at the beginning of October .
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Director jess Douglas said: “Despite the current economic climate, Confex has had a great start to 2023, which has been driven by not only our Members’ resilience but because of their ability to embrace technology and diversify in line with the market. We are proud of our forward-thinking Members who service the breath of the UK and who sign up to our ‘collaborative’ group ethos. Alongside a great, supportive and experienced head office team, our Members are fully utilising the group’s services to their competitive advantage.”