Unitas Wholesale news

19 December 2019
The latest accounts filed by Dhamecha Foods with Companies House, for the year to March 2019, show that sales at the cash & carry wholesaler were up by 5.4%, reaching £793.5m, with operating profit up 8.3% to £13.1m. Outperforming the UK market With a customer base of some 12,000 trade customers, almost exclusively in the independent retail sector, Dhamecha's performance is well ahead of th...
27 November 2019
Parfetts the major North-West England-based wholesaler has announced the appointment of Martin Race, the former Managing Director of Bestway, as its Chairman to succeed Graham Nuttall.  With extensive experience from his long career in the UK B2B sector, Martin Race will bring a highly relevant 'wise-head' to the oversight of Parfetts' executive, as the business continues to evolve away from its ...
13 November 2019
It has been announced that John Mills, Deputy Managing Director of Unitas, is to leave the business at the end of 2019.  Having held the role since the creation of the group through the merger of Landmark and Today's in late 2018, John Mills has been a key figure in the integration of the new group, a process now judged largely to be complete. John Kinney to step up to Sales & Marketing Direct...
07 November 2019
United Wholesale Scotland, major regional member of the Unitas buying group, has relaunched its Queenslie (Glasgow) site using technology to create a next generation cash & carry concept named ‘United Connect’. Investment in depot creating new opportunities Speaking in the Wholesaling stream at IGD Live Unitas’s managing director, Darren Goldney, shared details on how the £1m investme...
18 September 2019
The Grocer magazine has reported that private equity investor Exponent is to buy midlands-based wholesaler East End Foods.  This is the company's second acquisition in the UK wholesale sector this year, after it confirmed the purchase of TRS Foods in June.  Both wholesale businesses have latterly been members of the major national buying group Unitas. Consolidating 'world foods' supply Whil...
14 September 2018
The key leadership roles for the newly formed wholesale buying group, Unitas, have now been announced, creating an executive team drawing on both the existing Today's Group and Landmark senior teams.  Darren Goldney, the managing director of Today's will lead Unitas, with the managing director of Landmark, John Mills appointed as deputy managing director. Today's executives to lead on trading a...
10 September 2018
The members of Landmark and Today's, the UK's two largest wholesale buying groups, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of their proposed merger launched in August.  96% of their total membership businesses who voted, voted to approve the deal, which is now expected to complete on 31 October. Total combined turnover of £9.2bn Bringing together the purchasing power of some 200 companies from ...
06 August 2018
The UK's largest wholesalers Landmark Wholesale and Today's Group have announced plans to merge subject to member approval. If approved, the new buying group will be known as Unitas Wholesale Ltd and would represent 240 depots across the UK. A larger, more effective and efficient group In a joint statement the companies stated that the objective of the merger is to create a 'larger, mor...
13 July 2018
Major northern regional cash & carry wholesaler, Parfetts has reported turnover for FY 2017/18 up to £345m, an increase of 6.5%.  Excluding the restraining effects of declining tobacco volumes, like-for-like sales were ahead 16%, with performance boosted by the collapse of Palmer & Harvey in late 2017, as many of its customers migrated to other wholesalers. 110 new symbol stores added While s...
13 July 2018
It has been reported that Blakemore Wholesale, the cash & carry division of AF Blakemore, is to close the remaining depots that it has been unable to sell.  This will complete the business' exit from cash & carry, following its decision announced in April this year. Five depots sold and nine closed From an original estate of 14 cash & carry sites back in mid-2017 four sites have been sold t...