Wholesaling news

 

14 November 2022
Morrisons has opened up its Safeway private label range to the independent retail sector, around 30 items now available through wholesaler Eden Farm. The assortment includes eggs, dairy, deli, cheese, meat, pizza and desserts. The wholesaler has noted that “New to Eden Farm, Safeway brings a range of fresh products renowned for quality. With our expertise in shopkeeping we have created a range of...
02 November 2022
On 31 October 2022, CR NG Fung, one of Hong Kong’s biggest food distributors and producers, formed a strategic alliance with JD.com. The alliance will lead to CR NG Fung opening its first online flagship store on JD.com’s platform to promote its food grocery products. Expanding sales networks Having opened its official online store on JD.com’s platform, CR NG Fung can easily promote its p...
02 November 2022
Major London-based cash & carry wholesaler, Dhamecha is to acquire two depots from midlands operator Hyperama in Nottingham and West Bromwich. This purchase will take Dhamecha’s total estate to 12 depots, increasing its presence in the midlands to four sites, with its existing locations in Leicester and Birmingham. New sites to sustain Dhamecha’s strong record of growth Against a background...
27 September 2022
Speaking at its annual Expo at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire the new Nisa Managing Director, Peter Batt has announced a £5m investment in cutting the cost of Co-op private label goods for the network’s independent retailers. Recognizing the growing cost pressures facing retailers, the investment will reduce the cost-price of more than 1,000 Co-op lines supplied to them, beginning with the first 100 ne...
11 August 2022
Trade press magazine, Better Retailing has reported that the Asda ‘The Deal Depot’ store, opened adjacent to the retailer’s Patchway (Bristol) hypermarket in 2019, has been permanently closed (see the First Look report from our visit ). The Deal Depot store was launched as a trial for the potential demand for a warehouse-style format offering a limited range of food and drink products in bulk...
27 June 2022
Latest accounts filed with Companies House show the UK operation of global warehouse club operator Costco saw its sales rise by 14.4% in the year to 29 August 2021, reaching £3,582m over the 12 months. This is the wholesaler’s second year of double-digit growth over the pandemic period, following its +15.7% performance in the year to 30 August 2020 . Outstanding ‘pandemic’ result with broad...
27 May 2022
While most retailers have seen inflation benefit their top line in their latest quarterly performances, many have seen their profitability dip. Unable to pass on the full impact of higher costs to customers, or reduce costs in other parts of their business given the rapid run-up in inflation this year, margins have been impacted. But Costco has fared better. We look at how it outperformed its pee...
23 May 2022
After two disrupted years, rather than a return to normality, the eating out sector is facing a new set of challenges.  The issues outlined in our UK Eating Out Market Forecasts 2022 , such as rising costs, staff shortages and financially-stretched consumers, are shared by many countries around the world.   These significant headwinds may slow recovery, however we anticipate a period of inten...
19 May 2022
Co-op wholesale subsidiary, Nisa has announced that Steve Leach, a key figure in its sales team since 2014, and latterly sales director, is to leave the business. As yet, no like-for-like replacement has been announced. A major pillar of continuity in the transition to Co-op ownership As an established member of the Nisa team in 2018, Steve’s tenure has included the integration of the busin...
19 April 2022
Sam’s Club is evolving its Member’s Mark private label to be a purpose-driven brand. New brand identity Member’s Mark is the retailer’s sole private-label range having consolidated around 20 different brands in 2017. Over the last five years, it has continued to invest in product development and quality, with more than 1,200 new or reformulated items launched in the last two years. Building...