Bestway news

03 April 2020
Leading independent UK wholesaler, Bestway has posted full year results for the year to June 2019, revealing sales up to £2.3bn, boosted primarily by the inclusion of a full year of trading of its Bestway Retail division, acquired from the failed Conviviality business in early 2018. Core wholesale division with sales of £2bn In the core business, based around its network of 65 cash & carry ...
29 March 2020
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...
18 December 2019
Bestway Retail has become the latest player in the UK convenience sector to sign a partnership with one of the last mile delivery specialists.  Under this agreement 81 stores from the Bestway Retail network, including locations trading as Wine Rack, Bargain Booze, Select Convenience and Central Convenience, will participate in the initial pilot with Uber Eats, before the service is rolled out fur...
07 November 2019
Leading independent UK wholesaler, Bestway has set out clear plans to build sustainable business for the future. Operating across multiple B2B platforms from convenience retailing and catering to the specialist pet trade, Bestway has a diversified capability with opportunities in multiple customer groups. Bestway seeking to optimise operations Speaking in the Wholesaling stream at IGD L...
08 October 2019
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...
08 August 2019
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. Scheme includes 232 products at launch Initially launched with 232 lines, from a total core range of some 2,000, Core Rewards incentivises participation by offering ...
18 July 2019
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...
01 April 2019
Accounts posted with Companies House for Bestway Group show that sales at Bestway Wholesale fell 2.5% on a like-for-like basis, ending at £2.08bn for the year to 30 June 2018.  Although declining tobacco sales have continued to depress sales, the wholesaler successfully expanded its customer base in the year, benefitting from the turmoil in the sector following the collapse of Palmer & Harvey and...
21 March 2019
Leading grocery and foodservice wholesaler, Bestway has appointed Kenton Burchell as the Trading Director for its core cash & carry-based division Bestway Wholesale.  This back-fills the gap left by Dawood Pervez who moved up to the role of Managing Director for both the Wholesale and Retail divisions in December 2018. Wholesale and Retail trading teams now working to harmonise terms Follow...
08 January 2019
With Dawood Pervez now in place at the head of its wholesale operations, Bestway has made some key customer-focused management appointments, as reported in the Grocer magazine.  These include the promotion of Tony Holmes to the newly created role of Retail Director, while David Livingstone takes on a new role as head of catering. New roles to target different customer requirements These app...