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As Metro Cash & Carry establishes a transition team as its chief executive prepares to step down at the end of the year and launches a new service, we round up news from the retailer.

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Tech-led foodservice wholesaler, JJ Foodservice has launched a ‘Christmas at Home’ range designed to target the needs of domestic consumers over the coming festive season.  The range comprises some 70 lines suitable to the family shopper, offering the opportunity to access unique, restaurant quality products to elevate the coming celebrations. Supported with promotional ‘countdown’ Includin...
Major UK retail channel wholesaler, Bestway is launching a trial of the multi-functional Jisp shopping app across both its company-owned stores and independent retail customers as it seeks ways for them to adopt and accelerate contactless shopping and remote ordering, to support changed consumer needs. Six-week trial before roll-out This move makes Bestway the latest wholesaler to seek to o...
Faced with the disruption of the renewed lockdown for much of the run-up to the key Christmas trading season, major UK foodservice wholesaler, Bidfood has renewed its drive into consumer-focused business with the launch of its new ‘Bidfood at Home’ shopping platform. Extends operation first launched in March Having first launched a B2C service in March, the new Bidfood at Home platforms con...

Presentations

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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