Unitas Wholesale news

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...
04 August 2020
Having seen sustained demand up over 100% for much of the national lockdown period, regional cash & carry wholesaler, Parfetts has now established contingencies for increased stockholding, including additional storage facilities, in preparation for the possibility of secondary lockdowns as Covid-19 infection rates start to rise again. Two depots already in areas of local restrictions With s...
30 June 2020
It has been reported that Confex the impulse-led wholesale buying group has ended its link with with Unitas Wholesale, the UK’s biggest wholesale buying group, with which it held associate membership.  The link derived from the relationship created between Confex and the Landmark buying group in 2000, which was then perpetuated when Landmark merged with the Today’s Group in 2018 to form Unitas. ...
16 June 2020
Speaking to Cash & Carry Management Magazine, John Kinney, sales & marketing director for Unitas Wholesale, has pointed to the key opportunities that independent retailers now have to build on the advantages gained as pillars of community support during pandemic emergency. Need for delivery to continue Having overcome the challenges of launching delivery services to support the vulnerable a...
04 June 2020
Speaking to the Grocer magazine Sedat Kaan Hendekli, Head of Operations for JJ Foodservice has revealed that the wholesaler has now successfully regained its level of pre-emergency turnover, reporting £4.2m of sales in the last week (that would be c£220m annualized).  Despite still missing elements of its customer base such as schools and restaurants,  JJ has been able to build on its strength as...
03 June 2020
With the opportunity to create the buzz of the traditional in-depot wholesale trade show seriously compromised by the need for social distancing, Grimsby-based Unitas member Dee Bee has launched its first online trade show to fill the gap in its promotional calendar.  Replacing the cancelled ‘physical’ trade show planned for May, Dee Bee has created a dedicated online space allowing customers acc...
20 April 2020
As foodservice wholesalers seek to tap into the hugely increased demand for remote shopping, and offset the loss of their core B2B sales, JJ Foodservice has further stepped up its consumer offer with the launch of same day delivery from three depots. Shoppers in London, ordering online before 11.00 am, Monday to Friday, from JJ’s Enfield, Sidcup and Dagenham branches can now get delivery the same...
26 March 2020
Leading north-west regional wholesaler, Parfetts has moved to a 24/7 picking operation to meet spiking delivery orders from its independent retail customers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Faced with unprecedented consumer demand independent retailers are purchasing in significantly increased volumes to meet these needs.  Parfetts’ traditional cash & carry business is also sharply...
20 March 2020
As demand in the foodservice channel collapses but demand in the food retail channel soars, the two sides of the food industry are now exploring ways in which foodservice suppliers and wholesalers can support retailers by switching supply into supermarkets and convenience stores. British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) launches ‘The Frozen Food Platform’ As a trade body with a broad membershi...
21 February 2020
Following the acquisition of the East End Foods business by private equity investor Exponent in November, the decision has been taken to divest East End's two cash & carry depots, splitting them from the food processing division which supplies 'world foods' products under the East End brand.  The sale returns the two cash & carry's, at Smethwick and Aston Cross in Birmingham, to the direct contro...