Bestway news

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...
20 September 2018
It has been announced that Martin Race is to step down as managing director of Bestway Wholesale as of 30 November.  His replacement will be Dawood Pervez, son of the business' founder, Sir Anwar Pervez.  Dawood Pervez, currently trading director, will head the group's core wholesale division as of 1 December. New MD brings breadth of experience in a range of functions Having joined Bestway...
18 June 2018
With Blakemore Wholesale now fast progressing the sale of its cash & carry sites, it has been revealed that the major national player, Bestway is to purchase two of its locations: Walsall in the West Midlands and Cardiff in South Wales. A further boost to scale for Bestway The acquisition of these two sites comes only two months after the Bestway acquired the Bargain Booze distribution and ...