Fairway Foodservice’s members have increased their collective turnover, generating £650.5m for the year-end 2016.
The news comes shortly after the group announced £900,000 worth of deals at its bi-annual Meet the Member event.
Fairway’s chief executive Chris Binge said that the increase was a fantastic feat for its members, adding: “We have experienced growth on the group’s collective turnover for several years and there are no signs that trend will reverse.”
Binge commented that after some particularly challenging 12 months for its members, notably with driver recruitment and implementing in-house driver training schemes, as well as diesel fuel cost increases and food commodity price increases, the collective turnover figure is a testament to its members’ dedication and expertise in the foodservice industry.
He added: “Our members work really hard to deliver a great service to customers and our ‘umbrella’ of buying, marketing and technical services helps their businesses grow profitably.
“We tailor our support to their respective needs and requirements, taking into account factors including regionality. It also reflects very well on our suppliers who work with us and share in our continuing growth, and I genuinely thank them for all the support they give to our members and us.”