UK grocery & foodservice wholesaling 2021: sector performance & statistics for 2020 plus five-year forecasts

This latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling dataset seeks to measure the profound impacts affecting the sector in 2020 as well as tracking the key changes occurring in the channel such as the adoption of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.

Unitas Wholesale: building on enhanced scale to extend benefits in independent wholesaling

We profile the recently formed Unitas Wholsale buying group, created by the merger of Landmark and Today's.

2018: after Palmer & Harvey

We review the remapping of customer relationships and the impact on UK wholesaling, following the collpase of the market's leading delivered operator.

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Latest accounts filed with Companies House show that leading northern regional food and grocery wholesaler, Parfetts saw turnover increase to £570m in the year to 30 June 2021, a rise of 19.2% on the previous 12 months. Building on the 26% growth recorded in 2020, Parfetts turnover has leapt by nearly 50% over the two-year period from June 2019. With a customer base heavily weighted to independent convenience retailers, Parfetts has successfully tapped into the very significant opportunity created by pandemic restrictions that have driven local shopping habits over these 24 months.

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The principal UK wholesale buying group, Unitas has announced that Aoife Kenny will take up the position of Commercial Director in September this year.  She will step into an enhanced role covering both trading and commercial functions to back fill the gap that will be left by the retirement of John Baines, the group’s veteran trading director. Extensive experience in roles throughout the rout...
The Grocer magazine has reported that the leading UK wholesale buying group Unitas is to source a limited number of lines from national supermarket retailer Morrisons under the Safeway brand.  The Safeway brand was launched in 2018 to provide a private label capability for Morrisons’ wholesale supply deal with the convenience retailer McColl’s. Agreement includes 36 lines in total This arr...
It has been announced that Darren Goldney is to step down as Managing Director of Unitas, the UK’s largest wholesale buying group.  He will leave the group in April, when John Kinney, currently Sales & Marketing Director will take over the role. Goldney a principal architect in the formation of Unitas Having joined the Today’s buying group as Managing Director in 2017, Darren Goldney was a ...
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