Wholesaling news

 

19 June 2020
The regional SPAR wholesaler for Scotland, CJ Lang has announced it is to extend a click & collect service both for retail customers within its SPAR symbol group network, but also for other non-SPAR retailers.  This will enable it to expand supply to meet the significantly elevated demand currently flowing through its afiliated network as well as the wider Scottish convenience sector. Provides...
18 June 2020
Belgium-based Colruyt Group has reported its 2019 results with total revenue increasing by 1.6% to over €9.5 bn (US $10.6 bn). The group noted that on a comparable basis, revenue rose by 1.7% including petrol and 1.4% excluding petrol, while gross margin rose by 0.5% to 26.8%. Retail revenue: +1.5% to €7.97bn (US $8.85bn) In the Retail segment, Colruyt Group said revenue increased by 1.5% t...
16 June 2020
Speaking to Cash & Carry Management Magazine, John Kinney, sales & marketing director for Unitas Wholesale, has pointed to the key opportunities that independent retailers now have to build on the advantages gained as pillars of community support during pandemic emergency. Need for delivery to continue Having overcome the challenges of launching delivery services to support the vulnerable a...
04 June 2020
Speaking to the Grocer magazine Sedat Kaan Hendekli, Head of Operations for JJ Foodservice has revealed that the wholesaler has now successfully regained its level of pre-emergency turnover, reporting £4.2m of sales in the last week (that would be c£220m annualized).  Despite still missing elements of its customer base such as schools and restaurants,  JJ has been able to build on its strength as...
03 June 2020
With the opportunity to create the buzz of the traditional in-depot wholesale trade show seriously compromised by the need for social distancing, Grimsby-based Unitas member Dee Bee has launched its first online trade show to fill the gap in its promotional calendar.  Replacing the cancelled ‘physical’ trade show planned for May, Dee Bee has created a dedicated online space allowing customers acc...
06 May 2020
Following Wumart’s announcement last October that it intends to acquire an 80% stake in Metro China, the deal is now complete on 23 April. In this article, we explore what impacts this merge might bring to China’s grocery industry. Metro’s strengths make up the shortcomings of grocery retail in China China might lead the world in digital payment and retail technology, its grocery retail i...
20 April 2020
As foodservice wholesalers seek to tap into the hugely increased demand for remote shopping, and offset the loss of their core B2B sales, JJ Foodservice has further stepped up its consumer offer with the launch of same day delivery from three depots. Shoppers in London, ordering online before 11.00 am, Monday to Friday, from JJ’s Enfield, Sidcup and Dagenham branches can now get delivery the same...
14 April 2020
The retailer will open a new store in Suzhou, an eastern city near Shanghai. It will the company’s third location in the country. Expanding presence and targeting middle class shoppers The retailer is planning for a warehouse store with a floor area of more than 50,000 sq m in Suzhou New District.  It opened its first store  in Shanghai in August last year. Earlier this year, the re...
03 April 2020
Following the move of other foodservice wholesalers to target retail sales, as the emergency shut down cuts off their core market amongst out-of-home businesses, Brakes has launched a call & collect service to sell to the general public. Initially made available from three of its distribution depots earlier this week, it has now been extended to eight sites across England. Browse online, order...
03 April 2020
Leading independent UK wholesaler, Bestway has posted full year results for the year to June 2019, revealing sales up to £2.3bn, boosted primarily by the inclusion of a full year of trading of its Bestway Retail division, acquired from the failed Conviviality business in early 2018. Core wholesale division with sales of £2bn In the core business, based around its network of 65 cash & carry ...