Miller Foodservice has joined the Fairway Foodservice buying group, as part of its plans to double its turnover.
The family-run foodservice company, which is based in York, was established in 2003. It has a turnover of £8.7m, and employs 59 people.
The move sees Miller – which was bought by Eden Farms in 2015 – become the 19th member of Fairway.
Miller managing director, Garreth Wilson, said: “Being a Fairway member will play an important role in our growth. Previously, we were standalone and had to negotiate with each individual supplier to get the best cost.
“Having Fairway take care of that element is vital. It takes the pressure off Miller and allows us to concentrate on other aspects of the business such as winning new contracts and improving efficiencies.”
Fairway is a buying and marketing organisation, which operates on behalf of wholesalers based in the UK, Ireland and Spain. Founded in 1984, it has grown from a collective turnover of £7m to £650.5m.
Fairway chief executive, Chris Binge, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Garreth and his team to the growing Fairway group. We look forward to supporting Miller with our product range and expertise over the coming months and years.”