Unitas Wholesale news

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...
18 February 2020
Leading northern regional wholesaler, Parfetts has recruited 25 new staff including five additional business development managers to support its goal of doubling the size of its Go Local symbol retailer network.  With 500 stores already trading under the fascia, Parfetts aims to extend that to 1,000 in the long term, targeting 150 new recruits in 2020 alone. Extending reach beyond established ...
19 December 2019
The latest accounts filed by Dhamecha Foods with Companies House, for the year to March 2019, show that sales at the cash & carry wholesaler were up by 5.4%, reaching £793.5m, with operating profit up 8.3% to £13.1m. Outperforming the UK market With a customer base of some 12,000 trade customers, almost exclusively in the independent retail sector, Dhamecha's performance is well ahead of th...
27 November 2019
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 ...