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The Grocer magazine has reported that Iceland has launched a trial to bring Bargain Booze branded concessions into its Food Warehouse stores, to boost alcohol ranges and bring greater focus to the offer.

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Tesco has announced that Booker CEO Charles Wilson is to retire in February 2021 after 15 years of leading the Booker business. Charles Wilson was diagnosed with throat cancer a couple of years ago and has fought back against the disease but has decided that now is the right time to make a break from running the business. Leaves Booker as the biggest UK wholesaler with a unique breadth of capa...
Accounts filed by warehouse club operator, Costco UK, for 2018/19 show its sales increased by 2.9% to reach £2,618m over the 12 months.  Operating profit rose by 32.4% to £19.2m, with operating margin up to 0.7%. Currently operating 29 warehouses Costco added one further warehouse in the course of the year, at Stevenage, bringing its UK total to 29.  As with other new sites, Stevenage inclu...
It has been announced that Andy Cresswell will step down from his role as Chief Retail Officer at Bestway, where he has headed up the managed and franchise retail operations of the wholesaler for the last two years.  It is understood that, following his departure at the end of January 2021, the role will not be back-filled on a like-for-like basis, with company-owned and affiliated retail (franch...

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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.
18/06/2020
We look at Walmart's strategic priorities as it aims to become the world's leading omnichannel retailer and build out an ecosystem that is broader than its physical and digital stores.

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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