Unitas Wholesale news

13 July 2018
It has been reported that Blakemore Wholesale, the cash & carry division of AF Blakemore, is to close the remaining depots that it has been unable to sell.  This will complete the business' exit from cash & carry, following its decision announced in April this year. Five depots sold and nine closed From an original estate of 14 cash & carry sites back in mid-2017 four sites have been sold t...
15 June 2018
Stockport-based cash & carry wholesaler, Parfetts is to open its seventh site, with the acquisition of Blakemore Wholesale's depot in Middlesbrough, in the north-east of England.  The purchase will complete on 22 June and the cash & carry will begin trading under Parfetts name on 25 June. Enhances position of Parfetts as a northern regional operator With its existing sites in Stockport, Aintr...
07 June 2018
Press reports have revealed that, as part of its plan to exit the cash & carry sector, Blakemore Wholesale will close two further depots next week.  In addition to the sale of Gateshead to United Wholesale Grocers and the closure of Killingworth on 8 June, the depots at Barnsley and Newport in South Wales will close on 15 June. Leaves Blakemore with eight sites to dispose of Though the inte...
24 May 2018
Further to the announcement of its intention to divest its cash & carry operation, wholesaler AF Blakemore will close its Killingworth depot, and is to sell its Gateshead site to the Glasgow-based United Wholesale Grocers.  This follows the disposal of two other sites (one by closure and one by sale) over the last year.  Blakemore now has 10 remaining cash & carry depots spread across the midland...
03 April 2018
Major multi-platform wholesaler, AF Blakemore has announced that it is to sell its cash & carry division, Blakemore Wholesale.  Comprising 12 trading locations across Wales, the Midlands and the North-East, Blakemore Wholesale is the fourth largest cash & carry chain in the UK market by number of sites.  In the last year Blakemore has already closed one cash & carry and sold another in a drive to...
01 February 2018
Following strong growth in 2017, north-west regional cash & carry wholesaler, Parfetts has set out ambitious 2018 plans for the further expansion of its retail group, Go Local.  Having recruited nearly 800 additional members to its retail club in 2016/17, Parfetts now aims to boost membership past 2,500 in the current year (from 2,288 in 2017).  Within this, Parfetts has set itself the goal of ex...
12 December 2017
The cash & carry division of AF Blakemore, Blakemore Wholesale is reported to have sold its Penrith depot in Cumbria to the major national delivered foodservice operator, Bidfood.  This leaves the Blakemore cash & carry estate, a major member of the Landmark buying group, with 12 depots, located primarily in the midlands, north-east England and Wales. Second Blakemore depot to close in 2017 ...
06 December 2017
Major UK foodservice wholesale consortium, Fairway, comprising 20 regionally focused member wholesalers is to join national wholesale buying group, Landmark, effective from 1 January 2018.  Becoming Landmark's 39th member, Fairway's depot network takes the total number of Landmark affiliated locations to over 100 nationally. Boosts Landmark's foodservice sales to £1.7bn With total combined ...
30 November 2017
Following the announcement that the UK's largest delivered wholesaler Palmer & Harvey is now in administration, PwC, the administrators, have advised the company's customers that it cannot provide any further wholesale service and that even orders placed before the administration cannot now be honoured.  Therefore customers "will need to arrange an alternative source of supply going forward."   ...
17 October 2017
Leading UK wholesale buying group Today's, with more than 160 member depots nationwide, has announced that it has successfully recruited two further member companies, helping to enhance its scale and reach.  The two businesses are Leicester-based Gilson's Foods and the multi-division operator Kitwave, with operations across a number of regions. Gilson's rejoins after two years away Gilson's...