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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.

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

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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Parfetts the major North-West England-based wholesaler has announced the appointment of Martin Race, the former Managing Director of Bestway, as its Chairman to succeed Graham Nuttall.  With extensive experience from his long career in the UK B2B sector, Martin Race will bring a highly relevant 'wise-head' to the oversight of Parfetts' executive, as the business continues to evolve away from its heritage as a pureplay cash & carry operation with the development of a more mixed service platform.

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It has been announced that John Mills, Deputy Managing Director of Unitas, is to leave the business at the end of 2019.  Having held the role since the creation of the group through the merger of Landmark and Today's in late 2018, John Mills has been a key figure in the integration of the new group, a process now judged largely to be complete. John Kinney to step up to Sales & Marketing Direct...
United Wholesale Scotland, major regional member of the Unitas buying group, has relaunched its Queenslie (Glasgow) site using technology to create a next generation cash & carry concept named ‘United Connect’. Investment in depot creating new opportunities Speaking in the Wholesaling stream at IGD Live Unitas’s managing director, Darren Goldney, shared details on how the £1m investme...
The Grocer magazine has reported that private equity investor Exponent is to buy midlands-based wholesaler East End Foods.  This is the company's second acquisition in the UK wholesale sector this year, after it confirmed the purchase of TRS Foods in June.  Both wholesale businesses have latterly been members of the major national buying group Unitas. Consolidating 'world foods' supply Whil...

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