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Co-op wholesale subsidiary, Nisa has announced that it successfully onboarded 620 new stores to its distribution network in the course of 2020, a significant rise on 2019. This provides a significant platform for growth into 2021 following the significant boost seen in performance over 2020, with Nisa sales reported up 14% in the half year to July.

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Leading UK food and grocery wholesaler, Booker has relaunched its website suite on 19 January, bringing a long-awaited, updated transactional experience to its extensive online B2B customer base.  Now optimized for mobile access, the new website offers a significant step-on in look and feel and flexibility of use, while retaining key aspects of layout and taxonomy that have become familiar to the...
As Metro continues its evolution as a company, we round up developments in Spain, France and Romania as it looks to strengthen its operations globally and in the specific countries. Metro to promote digital transformation with Wipro Metro and Wipro have announced a strategic digital and IT partnership ‘ to drive forward the transformation of the Group's IT and to concentrate more strongly i...
Bestway Wholesale has announced it has agreed a deal to acquire Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) from Bibby Line Group for an undisclosed amount. Taking annual turnover to nearly £3bn The acquisition, which will complete on approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), will see Bestway Wholesale’s turnover reach almost £3bn. It will also take the symbol, franchise, and company sto...

Presentations

20/01/2021
In the first part of our two-part series, Eating In vs Dining Out 2021, we review the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on food and drink consumption patterns last year, focussing specifically on the shift between in-home and out-of-home spend. In part two we examine the factors that will affect the industry over the coming year and how businesses can prepare for what lies ahead.
20/01/2021
In the second part of our two-part series, Eating In vs Dining Out 2021, we examine the factors that will affect the industry over the coming year and how businesses can prepare for what lies ahead. Read part one to understand the impact COVID-19 had on food and drink consumption patterns last year, specifically the shift between in- and out-of-home spend.
11/01/2021
Key influences shaping the direction of the food-to-go market around the world, this year and beyond. Illustrated with examples of retailers and operators already leading the way in adapting to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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

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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