Premier Exports is to leave Sugro and join the Unitas buying group in July, managing director John Kinney confirmed at the company’s trade show and awards in Liverpool.
The Luton-based exporter of British and European FMCG goods will join Unitas’ 156 other members, which includes 287 depots.
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Kinney also unveiled a new invoice and revenue tracking system at the trade show, with ‘UNIT’ set to be made available to its membership over the coming months.
The company’s annual awards took place in the evening, with the likes of Pricecheck, Parfetts and United Wholesale (Scotland) all picking up trophies in Liverpool.
The award winners were:
United Wholesale (Scotland)- Environmental and Sustainability Award 2022
Pricecheck- Award for Digital Innovation 2022
Pricecheck’s Lawrence Pearson and Parfetts’ Holly Parrish- Member’s Employee of the Year Rising Star 2022
Small Beer- On-Trade Member of the Year 2022
Falite Foods- Food Service Member of the Year 2022
Regal Wholesale- Standard/Specialist Member of the Year
Lioncroft Wholesale and Parfetts- Retail Member of the Year 2022