Retailer sets up wholesale operation in Ledbury

Matthew Bailey of Bailey’s DIY general stores in Wales and Herefordshire has set up a wholesale operation in the town of Ledbury, with trading scheduled to begin at the start of next week.

Receiving the keys to the warehouse last week, a MSM Forklift was delivered on Tuesday followed by 300 pallets. Once fully complete the 14,000 sq ft warehouse will include 63 bays of 2.7m wide racking.

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“We are going to specialise in short dated and long dated clearance parcels within FMCG,” Bailey explained, “We’ll be supplying convenience stores, petrol stations, discount stores, market traders as well as many other customers all over the UK. We don’t have a limit to where we’ll distribute.”

The original Bailey’s store was set up 50 years ago by the same family, followed by the investment of two further stores eight years ago in Wales. “We’ll be stocking a range of products at Ledbury including alcohol, sweets, soft drinks, bulk cleaning, chocolate and pet food,” he added.

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via and 07960935659.


  1. Hi matt I was looking at getting into this line of work. Which suppliers would you recommend apart from the three you you have listed above

  2. Nothing new here the clearance industry has been in existence for over 50 years. Baileys are a loud tertiary wholesaler and retailer buying from the established big boys in the UK: Rowan International, Morris & Sons, Healeys etc etc. Cut the middle man out and buy direct. He ain’t nothing but a knock off B&M or Home Bargains.


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