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It has been reported that Confex the impulse-led wholesale buying group has ended its link with with Unitas Wholesale, the UK’s biggest wholesale buying group, with which it held associate membership.  The link derived from the relationship created between Confex and the Landmark buying group in 2000, which was then perpetuated when Landmark merged with the Today’s Group in 2018 to form Unitas.

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Data shared by Tesco in its Q1 performance update to 30 May provides the first public statement showing detail of the full impact of the pandemic emergency on the wholesaling channel, indicating the specific scale of the asymmetrical effects on retail versus foodservice business.  With total sales for the period boosted to 6.1% by the acquisition of Best Foods in March, Booker’s net like-for-like...
The regional SPAR wholesaler for Scotland, CJ Lang has announced it is to extend a click & collect service both for retail customers within its SPAR symbol group network, but also for other non-SPAR retailers.  This will enable it to expand supply to meet the significantly elevated demand currently flowing through its afiliated network as well as the wider Scottish convenience sector. Provides...
Belgium-based Colruyt Group has reported its 2019 results with total revenue increasing by 1.6% to over €9.5 bn (US $10.6 bn). The group noted that on a comparable basis, revenue rose by 1.7% including petrol and 1.4% excluding petrol, while gross margin rose by 0.5% to 26.8%. Retail revenue: +1.5% to €7.97bn (US $8.85bn) In the Retail segment, Colruyt Group said revenue increased by 1.5% t...

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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.
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