Unitas Wholesale news

13 March 2014
Blakemore Wholesale, the cash & carry division of AF Blakemore, and a leading member of the Landmark buying group, has announced that it has acquired BA Cash & Carry, another Landmark member, with two depots in South Wales. Boosts Blakemore sales by £130m BA Cash & Carry (recently ranked 29 in the Grocer 'big 30' wholesalers) was originally founded in 1973, and has itself been an influent...
10 February 2014
Major UK wholesale buying group, Today's has kicked off 2014 with a major campaign to build the uptake of its new private label ranges amongst members and their retail customers.  Under the title of 'Margin maker!' Today's Group members are offering promotional wholesale prices on a range of its Today's Select private label products, enabling retailers to make a minimum of 40% profit on retail on...
27 November 2013
National wholesale buying group Landmark has announced that foodservice wholesaler Caterway, a specialist in the fish & chip sector, is the latest new member to be recruited to the group.  This brings the total of new members acquired during the second half of 2013 to 10, with group membership reaching a record high of 40, with combined sales well in excess of £3bn. Fuelling diversity in membersh...
18 October 2013
Parfetts has announced it has signed up 40 members to its symbol group Go Local. Strong sales growth One year on from its launch, Go Local, the symbol group run by cash and carry operator Parfetts has signed up 40 members; with retailers claiming to have seen up to a 40% increase in sales. The symbol group offers two fascias for customers, Go Local for smaller convenience stores and Go Local...
16 September 2013
Following the success of its recruitment drive amongst on-trade drinks wholesalers, Landmark Wholesale has now gained enough critical mass in the channel to launch a trading division focused on meeting the needs of members serving trade customers in the pub and clubs sector.  In addition to Halls Drinks, which joined in early 2013, a further six specialist on-trade businesses have now been added t...
19 August 2013
Blakemore Wholesale has become the latest UK cash & carry wholesaler to launch a 'click & collect' service, offering its customers the opportunity to place orders online, have them picked, and collect them from seven of the company's 13 depots across the Midlands, Wales and the North. Service offers two-hour fulfilment lead time Blakemore Wholesale has operated an online ordering servic...
02 July 2013
It has been announced that the cash & carry division of AF Blakemore, Blakemore Wholesale, has purchased the Lowries Wholesale business with three depots across Northumberland and Cumbria. Boosts Blakemore to 13 depots The acquisition of Lowries further enhances Blakemore Wholesale as one of the leading second tier cash & carry wholesalers in the UK market. Adding to Blakemore's existing ...
30 May 2013
Landmark, the major national buying group for UK wholesalers across both retail and catering channels, has revealed sales through its membership up by 10.5% for the full year to 30 April 2013. Private label seeing strong uplifts After 2011/12 when Landmark's private label sales saw growth of 27%, 2012/13 saw further progress with sales across the full range of private label products up 8%...
08 April 2013
As part of its 40th anniversary year, leading UK wholesale buying group Landmark has launched a three-week promotion for retailers offering its 40 best-selling Lifestyle private label products at wholesale prices that guarantee 40% profit on retail on all these lines.  Beginning on the 1st April, the '40 Great Groceries' promotion runs until the 20th. 30% POR guarantee ongoing plus cash back sup...