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Metro China has agreed to sell a majority stake to Wumart.

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Bestway, the UK's leading independent wholesaler, has revealed major developments to its depot operations as it seeks to adapt to the rapid growth of online ordering and delivery service across its business. 23 depots converted to 'delivery hubs' The key change above all is the establishment of dedicated fast-pick areas and loading bays to service delivery orders in 23 of its cash & carry d...
Asda is set to trial a new bulk buy warehouse concept at one of its leading store locations, according to reports in The Grocer, confirmed with Asda by IGD. The new format will share similarities with Sam’s Club, the warehouse club format also owned by Walmart. While details have yet to be finalised, it is likely that format will target independent retailers but unlike Costco will not charge a...
Tesco has announced the acquisition of Best Foods Logistics, the leading logistics operator in the UK foodservice sector, previously part of the Bidcorp (Bidfood) wholesale group.  This brings significant incremental scale and reach to the Booker foodservice business.  As well as adding some £1.1bn of turnover, Best Foods boasts a portfolio of major national business customers from the UK out-of-...

Presentations

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.
20/09/2019
Our selection of these stores globally show how and where retailers have pushed boundaries to create innovative, original formats. They’ve put shoppers first, using insight and new thinking to develop unique offers.
11/09/2019
Costco opened its first store in China on 27 August 2019, we assess how the retailer has approached market entry and how it is looking to win in Asia’s largest grocery market.

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.