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Major national wholesaler Bestway has launched 'Core Rewards', a new rebate scheme for retailers in its Best-one symbol group designed to drive up penetration of the 'core', best-selling products across its 2,165 member stores.

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Amazon has launched a new business-to-business private label brand, called AmazonCommercial. First-ever B2B private label brand AmazonCommercial is Amazon’s first range of private label B2B products. The range was added to Amazon’s website in June 2019, and offers products including paper towels, tissues and toilet rolls for its business base. The new brand joins a number of Amazon priva...
Germany-based Metro reported like-for-like sales increased by 3.4%, while total sales rose by 2.8% to €7.6bn (US$8.47bn) in its third quarter. The company said the growth was driven by all regions, excluding Russia. EBITDA, excluding earnings contributions from real estate transactions, totalled €316m (US$351.2m) in the same period, a rise of €11m on the previous year. Delivery sales account f...
Major national food and grocery wholesaler Bestway has restructured its senior roles focused on supporting retail channel customers, consolidating this function within the Bestway Retail division.  This change now brings responsibility for the Best-one symbol group into Bestway Retail alongside its role as the centre for the Bargain Booze franchise as well as the company-owned stores under the Ce...

Presentations

01/07/2019
This report covers six examples of Brazil-based retailers celebrating their fresh ranges. This covers a mix of store formats located in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
12/06/2019
Ecosystem based retail has emerged as one of the new buzzwords and operating models in the sector. In this report we introduce the ecosystem model and what suppliers need to consider as a priority.
25/03/2019
Following a year of unprecedented changes in ownership and supply, we show how the UK symbol sector has been altered, with new influences now taking a major role in shaping its future.
01/03/2019
We review the outlook for Costco over the next five years and identify the company' top growth markets, including US, Canada, Mexico and UK. We look in-depth at its global strategic objectives across its wholesale and club store estate and how it is investing in its ecommerce operations, enhancing its technology and developing its range as it looks to grow revenues beyond US$200bn by 2023.

We share five key themes from the IGD Wholesaling 2017 conference, identifying the influences shaping channel engagement both now and for the future.

Wembley is Costco's 28th, and latest UK, warehouse, offering an excellent showcase of how the wholesaler targets a mixed customer base with a focus on value and quality on bulk goods.

6-7 November, London
IGD Live, the new home of our wholesaling event

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An energising one day workshop designed to offer practical help in planning and preparing joint business plans, whether you are new to this way of working or just need to take time out and look at what you do in a different light.