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Following the move of other foodservice wholesalers to target retail sales, as the emergency shut down cuts off their core market amongst out-of-home businesses, Brakes has launched a call & collect service to sell to the general public. Initially made available from three of its distribution depots earlier this week, it has now been extended to eight sites across England.

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Major UK national wholesaler, Bestway has put in place clear social-distancing measures across its self-service cash & carry network, to safely manage the high levels of footfall seen during the current pandemic emergency. One-in one-out to limit customers in-depot Bestway has set limits on the number of customers in each of its depots at any one time.  Depending on depot size, this restricts...
Leading north-west regional wholesaler, Parfetts has moved to a 24/7 picking operation to meet spiking delivery orders from its independent retail customers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Faced with unprecedented consumer demand independent retailers are purchasing in significantly increased volumes to meet these needs.  Parfetts’ traditional cash & carry business is also sharply...
As the foodservice supply sector seeks to pivot to meet the challenges of the radically altered reality of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more wholesalers are seeking to shift capacity into supplying end-consumers.  As well as those now offering click & collect services, major operators such as Bidfood and JJ Foodservice are also offering home delivery, drawing on their extensive lo...

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18/02/2020
Rewe is the second largest grocery retailer in Germany and is the market leader or number two grocery retailer in many of the countries it operates in. In this presentation we review Rewe’s outlook for the next five years, as it continues to develop a future-looking strategy to remain competitive and grow across its markets.
23/01/2020
We look at range of the bulk offers now being explored by a growing number of retailers as a means to create a differentiated dimension in value for shoppers and to target a range of incremental customer needs.
08/10/2019
The latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling sector dataset, evolved specifically to track the key changes occurring in the channel such as the growth of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.
20/09/2019
We review Morrisons interim 2019/20 results as it continues to deliver against its 'Fix, Rebuild and Grow' turnaround strategy. The report explores the progress Morrisons is making against its six priorities and the rapid development of its online and wholesale operations. It also includes updated forecasts to 2024.

The latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling sector dataset, evolved specifically to track the key changes occurring in the channel such as the growth of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.

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