Three wholesalers join Confex

Confex has welcomed Midland Food Service Ltd, Deckers and Lion Catering to its membership, taking the number to 227 and boosting overall group turnover and buying power by £75m.

Andy Wallervof Deckers, said: ‘We have chosen Confex for their breadth of knowledge and their innovative approach to the wholesale industry – we look forward to working closely with the Head Office Team to create additional opportunities for Deckers.”

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Graham Dolman of Midland Foods added: “Joining Confex will allow Midland Food Service to take advantage of CORE own label products to service customers of our recently acquired business Strawberry Fields. We look forward to building a strong partnership, not only with the head office team, but also the wider membership and look forward to some profitable inter-company trading”

Meanwhile, Ergun Ozdil of Lion Catering also said: “We are delighted to join the buying group to accelerate our growth plans by working along with suppliers to expand our product offering to the customers with the own brand CORE and other branded products available via Confex suppliers.”

Managing director Tom Gittins states: “We are very pleased to welcome our new Members to our growing buying group. We look forward to helping them traverse these difficult trading times and continue their businesses growth during 2022 and a beyond.”

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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.


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