Unitas Wholesale news

30 March 2022
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 independen...
07 March 2022
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...
08 March 2021
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...
09 February 2021
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 ...
25 January 2021
Major London-focused cash & carry wholesaler, Dhamecha has acquired the Leyton depot originally operated by former competitor TRS Wholesale and currently owned by Vibrant Foods.  This will bring Dhamecha’s depot estate to 10 sites, with eight located in outer London areas encircling the capital. The two non-London depots are located in the Midlands, in Leicester and Birmingham. To be refurbish...
17 December 2020
Leading northern regional food and grocery wholesaler, Parfetts has launched a limited number of exclusive private label lines for the first time.  To date it has sourced private label lines under the Lifestyle and Caterer’s Kitchen brands through its buying group membership, initially with Landmark and then latterly with Unitas.  The new lines (c20 in total), launched in November, sit alongside ...
10 December 2020
Speaking to the Grocer magazine, prominent northern regional wholesaler Parfetts has revealed that turnover for its financial year to June 2020 rose by 26% to reach £474m; largely as a result of sharply spiking demand from its retail customers in the three months from March onwards. Current trading still remains significantly elevated, with Parfetts’ latest weekly trading figures showing sales up...
24 November 2020
Tech-led foodservice wholesaler, JJ Foodservice has launched a ‘Christmas at Home’ range designed to target the needs of domestic consumers over the coming festive season.  The range comprises some 70 lines suitable to the family shopper, offering the opportunity to access unique, restaurant quality products to elevate the coming celebrations. Supported with promotional ‘countdown’ Includin...
27 October 2020
Leading UK wholesale buying group, Unitas has launched a new product trialling scheme for independent retailers, offering free stock through its ‘Brand Box’ initiative to allow them to range new lines on a risk-free basis. As part of Unitas’ ‘Plan for Profit’ programme to drive effective ranging through the independent retail channel, ‘Brand Box’ was initially slated for launch earlier this ye...
30 September 2020
It has been announced that the foodservice consortium Country Range Group is to leave the Unitas wholesale buying group by mutual agreement as of 1 January 2021.  Country Range became a member of Unitas due to its legacy as a member of the Landmark buying group, which merged with Today’s in 2018 to create Unitas. Divergence over focus on driving standalone activity plans Country Range Group...