Unitas Wholesale news

27 October 2016
The long-standing managing director of Landmark Wholesale, Martin Williams has announced he is to stand down after 14 years heading up the major buying group.  Martin has been with the group for 33 years in total, including five years as trading director, before being appointed as managing director in 2002. Leaves the company at the end of December Following the announcement Martin Williams w...
03 June 2016
Blakemore Wholesale, the cash & carry focused division of AF Blakemore, with 14 depots across Wales, the midlands and northern England, is launching a new variant symbol store package, to help retailers targeting more affluent customers to better meet these more aspirational needs. First Bmorelocal store opens 4th June The new format, using the fascia Bmorelocal, is designed to offer a h...
17 February 2016
UK national specialist confectionery wholesaler, Hancocks has joined the leading sector buying consortium Today's Group.  Founded in 1962, Hancocks now trades from 20 cash & carry depots across the country, with a range of over 5,000 lines, primarily across all areas of chocolate and sugar confectionery, but also including other impulse products such as soft drinks and snacks. Turnover in exce...
22 December 2015
Major UK wholesale buying group, Landmark has launched two new variant fascias within its Lifestyle Express package, to provide independent convenience retailers with solutions to meet the needs of different locations and catchments more effectively. Lifestyle Express Extra and Lifestyle Express Value The new 'Extra' variant of the Lifestyle Express retail package is designed to provide a s...
01 July 2015
Now the UK's third largest cash & carry-based trade wholesaler, Landmark member Blakemore Wholesale has launched a raft of new initiatives to bring additional focus to meeting the needs of its key customers in the independent retail sector. Revamped symbol group package Building on the successful Landmark Lifestyle Express symbol group package, Blakemore Wholesale recruits and supports r...
08 May 2015
Major UK wholesale buying group, Landmark Wholesale has recruited two new members adding further to its scale in both the retail and foodservice channels.  The additional members will boost group volume further, helping to sustain Landmark's recent record of strong growth.  This was continued in March, with overall sales-out from member depots up 4.8%, contributing to a year-to-date performance o...
17 April 2015
Known for its dedicated focus in and around London, cash & carry wholesaler Dhamecha has announced the site that will take its reach beyond the South-East for the first time.  It has now identified a former 140,000 sq ft distribution site in Leicester, that will be remodelled as a 80,000 sq ft cash & carry depot, which is scheduled to open towards the end of 2015, in time for the busy Christmas t...
05 March 2015
Major regional cash & carry wholesaler, Parfetts, with six depots focused in the North-West and Midlands has published its annual results for the financial year ending 30 June 2014, revealing turnover up 3% to £309m.  Against the backdrop of a flat market,  Parfetts' performance continues to show the benefits of its strong regional presence and focus, as well as the success of its developing custo...
07 April 2014
National UK cash & carry wholesaler, Bestway has acquired the food wholesale business of Glasgow-based Sher Bros.  This will be integrated into the Batleys Scotland division, boosting its number of depots to eight within the country, and increasing the total number of Bestway group depots to 63. Mixed retail and catering customer base Sher Bros has operated in a number of areas of wholesaling...
17 March 2014
Reports in trade press have revealed that JJ Foodservice, a leading technological innovator in the UK foodservice wholesaling sector, aims to open two additional distribution depots targeting the London market during the current year.  Acton and Croydon have been named as two candidate locations. Demonstrates the strength of the 'London' opportunity While JJ has been progressively expanding t...