UK grocery & foodservice wholesaling 2021: sector performance & statistics for 2020 plus five-year forecasts

This latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling dataset seeks to measure the profound impacts affecting the sector in 2020 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.

Unitas Wholesale: building on enhanced scale to extend benefits in independent wholesaling

We profile the recently formed Unitas Wholsale buying group, created by the merger of Landmark and Today's.

2018: after Palmer & Harvey

We review the remapping of customer relationships and the impact on UK wholesaling, following the collpase of the market's leading delivered operator.

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Leading national wholesale buying group Unitas has rejigged its executive structure with Cheryl Hope, Trading Director now assuming responsibility for the whole of its trading function and reporting directly into Managing Director John Kinney.

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Major London-based cash & carry wholesaler, Dhamecha is to acquire two depots from midlands operator Hyperama in Nottingham and West Bromwich. This purchase will take Dhamecha’s total estate to 12 depots, increasing its presence in the midlands to four sites, with its existing locations in Leicester and Birmingham. New sites to sustain Dhamecha’s strong record of growth Against a background...
Latest accounts filed with Companies House show that leading northern regional food and grocery wholesaler, Parfetts saw turnover increase to £570m in the year to 30 June 2021, a rise of 19.2% on the previous 12 months. Building on the 26% growth recorded in 2020, Parfetts turnover has leapt by nearly 50% over the two-year period from June 2019. With a customer base heavily weighted to independen...
The principal UK wholesale buying group, Unitas has announced that Aoife Kenny will take up the position of Commercial Director in September this year.  She will step into an enhanced role covering both trading and commercial functions to back fill the gap that will be left by the retirement of John Baines, the group’s veteran trading director. Extensive experience in roles throughout the rout...
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