JW Filshill and KeyStore top suppliers UK trade survey

JW Filshill and its symbol group KeyStore have topped an independent UK-wide industry survey which asks suppliers to rate a defined set of wholesalers and symbol groups across the UK.

The Advantage Group Report, which covers several categories ranging from category and business development to supply chain management, payment processes and execution of promotional and marketing plans, saw Filshill come out on top in the wholesale channel programme for the ninth year in succession while KeyStore led the fascia groups for the third consecutive year.

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Simon Hannah, Filshill’s chief executive, said: “It has been part of our strategy for many years to take a partnership approach to working with suppliers by collaborating with them and sharing information and making them part of our success story – we view suppliers as part of the extended Filshill family.

“Through open and honest dialogue with suppliers we can identify opportunities and by sharing the insight/data we gather from our supply chain technology we are able to find solutions, predict key growth areas and work together on future plans, including new product development,” he added.

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The convenience/symbol group survey, which included over 300 online submissions from suppliers, was conducted earlier this year, as was the wholesaler survey which had over 200 submissions from suppliers. All submissions were anonymous.

Filshill continues to grow its KeyStore estate across Scotland and the north of England and will relocate to a brand new, purpose-built distribution centre near Glasgow Airport early next year.

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Paul Hill
Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. Paul can be found on Twitter on @BW_PaulHill, or can be contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 020 7689 3376.

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