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Latest accounts filed with Companies House for the Bestway Wholesale Holdings business (covering all Bestway’s wholesaling, retail and symbol group operations) show that combined turnover for the year to June 2021 reached £2,660m, up 9.6% on 2020. Against a background of solid demand within the core wholesaling business (under the Bestway and Batleys brands) performance was notably boosted by the inclusion of additional revenue from the Costcutter symbol group which was formally acquired in February 2021.

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Well Pharmacy and WHSmith have announced they will open a new combination store stocking ranges from both retailers in London’s Euston station. Slow expansion of combination store format The retailers opened the first combination store in 2019 in Heathrow Airport, while a second was opened in 2020. The two retailers’ ranges are well segregated in-store, providing a combination of WH Smith’s...
Leading independent food and grocery wholesaler, Bestway has appointed Tim Fairs, as Director of Marketing with responsibility for marketing across its stable of retail symbol group fascias that includes Bargain Booze, Best-One, Costcutter and Wine Rack. He joins from convenience retail multiple McColl’s where he was Customer Director from 2018. Role to support major retailer recruitment drive...
In its latest accounts filed with Companies House (for the year ending June 2020), Bestway the leading independent UK wholesaler reports that following three quarters of falling sales up to March 2020 thereafter growth accelerated rapidly, with the last three months of the period driving the full-year outcome positive as a result. Total wholesale group sales at £2,463m Including wholesale o...
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