Following the success of its recruitment drive amongst on-trade drinks wholesalers, Landmark Wholesale has now gained enough critical mass in the channel to launch a trading division focused on meeting the needs of members serving trade customers in the pub and clubs sector. In addition to Halls Drinks, which joined in early 2013, a further six specialist on-trade businesses have now been added to membership.
Six new members add significant geographical coverage
The six new on-trade members now joining Landmark are: Libra Drinks Wholesale (East Midlands), Edwards Beer & Minerals (based in South Midlands), Glamorgan Beer Co (South Wales), Hills Prospect (within the M25), Jack Sullivan (South Wales) and Middleton Wholesale (South-East Midlands). Added to existing members also with business in the on-trade such as Blakemore Wholesale and BA Cash & Carry, these companies now make-up the core of the Landmark on-trade group, which will have extensive regional coverage.
Group sales boosted past £3bn
The influx of new members adds major new turnover to the Landmark group, with total member sales now exceeding £3bn. As well as buying into the developing on-trade drinks ranges, the new members will also have access to Landmark's wider catering and foodservice offer; enabling them to up-weight their capability in meeting the needs of pubs and clubs in providing food alongside drinks.
Martin Williams, Managing Director, Landmark Wholesale commented:
"The six new members will significantly strengthen our on-trade membership across the UK and give us really good national distribution. They will use all of Landmark's trading and marketing services and stock our ranges of own brand licensed products. ... We are only at the start of our recruitment drive for on-trade and look forward to announcing more new members in the months ahead."