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Leading UK food and grocery wholesaler, Booker has relaunched its website suite on 19 January, bringing a long-awaited, updated transactional experience to its extensive online B2B customer base.  Now optimized for mobile access, the new website offers a significant step-on in look and feel and flexibility of use, while retaining key aspects of layout and taxonomy that have become familiar to the many Booker customers who have moved online over the last decade and more.  

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As Metro continues its evolution as a company, we round up developments in Spain, France and Romania as it looks to strengthen its operations globally and in the specific countries. Metro to promote digital transformation with Wipro Metro and Wipro have announced a strategic digital and IT partnership ‘ to drive forward the transformation of the Group's IT and to concentrate more strongly i...
Bestway Wholesale has announced it has agreed a deal to acquire Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) from Bibby Line Group for an undisclosed amount. Taking annual turnover to nearly £3bn The acquisition, which will complete on approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), will see Bestway Wholesale’s turnover reach almost £3bn. It will also take the symbol, franchise, and company sto...
Leading northern regional food and grocery wholesaler, Parfetts has launched a limited number of exclusive private label lines for the first time.  To date it has sourced private label lines under the Lifestyle and Caterer’s Kitchen brands through its buying group membership, initially with Landmark and then latterly with Unitas.  The new lines (c20 in total), launched in November, sit alongside ...

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11/01/2021
Key influences shaping the direction of the food-to-go market around the world, this year and beyond. Illustrated with examples of retailers and operators already leading the way in adapting to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
07/08/2020
In this playbook, we explain online wholesale, and provide a 10 point checklist on how you can grow your business. It includes:     A summary of online wholesale customer types  Global B2B online business models        Reasons to prioritise online wholesale                      How an online wholesale order is made             The impact of COVID-19                                                                                  10 key tips, and a one-page checklist                         A summary of future developments
20/07/2020
Reviewing the sector performance indicators for Q2 2020, we explore the impacts of the pandemic lockdown on the grocery & foodservice sector and provide an interim forecast for the full year.
26/06/2020
We review Morrisons recently released full year results and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This report explores the progress Morrisons is making against its seven priorities and the rapid development of its online and wholesale operations.

The latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling sector dataset, evolved specifically to track the key changes occurring in the channel such as the growth of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.

Wembley is Costco's 28th, and latest UK, warehouse, offering an excellent showcase of how the wholesaler targets a mixed customer base with a focus on value and quality on bulk goods.

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