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Latest accounts filed with Companies House show the UK operation of global warehouse club operator Costco saw its sales rise by 14.4% in the year to 29 August 2021, reaching £3,582m over the 12 months. This is the wholesaler’s second year of double-digit growth over the pandemic period, following its +15.7% performance in the year to 30 August 2020.

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While most retailers have seen inflation benefit their top line in their latest quarterly performances, many have seen their profitability dip. Unable to pass on the full impact of higher costs to customers, or reduce costs in other parts of their business given the rapid run-up in inflation this year, margins have been impacted. But Costco has fared better. We look at how it outperformed its pee...
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Co-op wholesale subsidiary, Nisa has announced that Steve Leach, a key figure in its sales team since 2014, and latterly sales director, is to leave the business. As yet, no like-for-like replacement has been announced. A major pillar of continuity in the transition to Co-op ownership As an established member of the Nisa team in 2018, Steve’s tenure has included the integration of the busin...

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08/08/2022
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated to include latest information on the retailer’s performance, strategic developments, key personnel and must-see stores.
30/06/2022
This latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling dataset seeks to measure the continuing pandemic impacts affecting the sector in 2021 as well as tracking the key changes occurring in the channel such as the adoption of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.
15/06/2022
We look at the strategic priorities for Co-op, the UK’s largest consumer co-operative, as it balances its core values and long term goals with changes brought about by COVID-19.
16/02/2022
We look at Costco's strategic priorities for the next five years.
UK grocery & foodservice wholesaling 2022

This latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling dataset seeks to measure the continuing pandemic impacts affecting the sector in 2021 as well as tracking the key changes occurring in the channel such as the adoption of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.

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