Unitas Wholesale news

26 September 2017
Leading UK wholesale buying group, Today's has announced it has appointed Darren Goldney as its new managing director, to take up the role as of the 13th November.  This appointment follows a two-year interregnum during which John Schofield has been acting MD.  John will now return to his core role as finance director. Joins from Palmer & Harvey Having spent most of his career on the suppli...
21 August 2017
John Searle, the long-time trading director of wholesale buying group Landmark, is to leave the business at the end of 2017, it has been announced.  His resignation comes in the the wake of the appointment of John Mills as the new managing director, who joined to replace Martin Williams in May this year. No replacement in the short term It is understood that Landmark will not be seeking to ...
08 August 2017
Following speculation in the national press about the potential sale of its Wholesale division, as another step in the consolidation of the UK wholesale sector, A.F. Blakemore has issued a statement: "A.F. Blakemore & Sons Ltd is not for sale and our focus remains upon the company's core purpose of building a profitable and sustainable family business for the benefit of our staff, customers, ...
20 July 2017
North-west regional cash & carry wholesaler, AG Parfett has reported 5.5% like-for-like growth for its latest financial year.  Performance was boosted by an outstanding final quarter in which non-tobacco sales grew by 18%, leaving total growth for this period (impacted by decline in tobacco) at +10.5%. 'Three point strategy' producing results Over the past two years Parfetts has been focuse...
20 June 2017
Major London cash & carry wholesaler Dhamecha, has revealed it is to continue its expansion beyond the UK capital, opening its next warehouse within the West Midlands conurbation near Birmingham. Smethwick site to open in late 2017 Having acquired a 70,000 sq ft unit in Smethwick, to the west of Birmingham, the site will be refurbished over the coming months to be ready for opening before t...
24 May 2017
Fast-expanding foodservice wholesaler JJ Foodservice has launched a new initiative at its Enfield depot to drive additional sales beyond its key catering business customers, offering increased access to the general public to purchase from its multi-temperature ranges at wholesale prices. 'Promotions canopy' provides new self-service option for customers Originating as a specialist delivery ...
29 March 2017
Major UK wholesale buying group, Landmark Wholesale has announced the replacement for Martin Williams as Managing Director; it's John Mills who will join the group from his current role as Managing Director for speciality tea supplier Keith Spicer Ltd. Joins in May, bringing extensive supplier-side experience John Mills will take up his role at Landmark in May this year.  Having joined Keit...
28 March 2017
A report in the Grocer magazine has revealed that the major UK wholesale buying group, Landmark, has conducted a wide ranging review of the Lifestyle Express retail group affiliated to its member wholesalers, in a drive to improve its standards of trading discipline and implementation.  As a result some 100 retailers have been removed from the group due to poor levels of compliance and under-inve...
28 March 2017
Leading UK wholesale buying group Today's has launched its programme of in-depot trade days for 2017, its 30th anniversary year.  Under the 'Passport to Profit' theme the trade days will take place in over 30 member cash & carry depots across the country over the six month period from March to October.  Participating wholesalers include London-based operators such as Dhamecha, Imperial and Wanis,...
01 December 2016
Following its second new depot opening within a month, JJ Foodservice the innovative fast food-led distributor and wholesaler, has now expanded its national depot portfolio to 11; with the new sites in Leicester and Newcastle extending its reach to these two key provincial cities and their regions.  This brings its total of new openings to three for 2016, after the new site at Dagenham, Essex was...