James Hall & Co, Spar UK wholesaler for the North of England, is championing traditional trades by introducing a number of new apprenticeship schemes, aimed at introducing local people to careers that they may not have previously considered.
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Speciality coffee roaster and wholesaler, 200 Degrees, will open its doors at 34 Sincil Street in Lincoln this March, bringing handcrafted fresh food and artisan coffee to the city.
James Hall & Co, Spar UK wholesaler for the North of England, has launched a scheme to help increase the sustainability of their stores by reducing the amount of unnecessary plastic waste on the shop floor.
Blakemore Retail has been recognised with an award for their innovative disability e-learning module by the leading disability organisation Purple. Blakemore Retail has been praised following the launch and roll out of its e-learning module in response to the UK’s first
Leicestershire-based fashion wholesaler, BHM International, secures £3m in funding from HSBC UK to support expansion
A Leicestershire-based wholesale supplier of fashion knitwear has received a £3 million funding line from HSBC UK to support its international expansion plans and open new supply links across the globe. BHM International has a sampling facility and warehouse in Fleckney,
Ten Blakemore Retail colleagues have thrown themselves into a fundraising challenge, jumping out of a plane and plunging 10,000 feet in the name of charity. Staff from Blakemore Retail Buckley Post Office and Spar stores Bad Bargain Lane, Laceby Lodge, Much
Kind hearted employees from Blakemore Foodservice have donated £5,000 to Midlands-based charities Walsall Breast Cancer Support Group and Balls to Cancer. Employees nominated Walsall Breast Cancer Support Group and Balls to Cancer in Wolverhampton as their charities of the year
Blakemore Foodservice colleagues banded together to take on the Banks’s 10k run in Wolverhampton to raise over £600 for chosen charity, the Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. In total, 12 colleagues took on the 10k challenge, which forms part of the yearly Carver
Food and drink wholesaler JW Filshill has attributed strong cost controls, a targeted strategy to offset the decline in tobacco sales and the impact made by its international craft beer and spirits business for an increase in both margin and
A go-getting young recruit at AF Blakemore & Son has celebrated becoming the first person to complete the company’s new Warehouse & Distribution apprenticeship programme. Jen Davies completed the Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship at the company’s logistics division on 11 July. After
The ‘quickShop’ app, which is available free of charge on both iOS and Android platforms, enables Spar retailers to order their full range of products for delivery to their stores. The platform also includes a barcode scanner and profit-on-return (POR) calculator,
A family-run wholesaler and distributer has attributed its recent growth in sales to significant expansion of its confectionery offering. Manchester-based Rayburn Trading has recorded a 15 per cent uplift in its confectionery category over the last 12 months, helping to take
Leading newspaper and magazine wholesaler Smiths News has reported strong uptake for its app and website, which allows retailers to manage their newspaper and magazine category online. Registrations for SNapp, and its associated website SNapp Online reached the 10,000 mark at
More than 30 business leaders, council heads and community organisations from across Walsall joined together to investigate collaborative ways to address key challenges across the borough. The half-day Community Conversation, which took place at Walsall College on 14 February, was organised
Henderson Group, owner of the Spar, Eurospar, Vivo, Vivoextra and Vivo Essentials franchises in Northern Ireland has upgraded its refrigerated fleet with the SLXi units from Thermo King, a leader in transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile
James Hall & Co, the Spar wholesaler for the north of England, is making Christmas easier for shoppers than ever with its first online catalogue, Christmas Convenience. Thanks to the huge success of its printed Christmas brochure over the last two
AF Blakemore & Son chairman Peter Blakemore has described a “good, solid result” for the 2016/17 financial year during a period of intense change across the food retail and wholesale markets. The business achieved sales of £1,299.7m representing a 1.4% increase
Eight future business leaders have collaborated on an innovative development programme that seeks to enhance their skills by supporting two West Midlands based start-up companies. The joint programme has been developed by AF Blakemore & Son Ltd alongside Barclays Corporate Banking,
AF Blakemore has begun the rollout of a brand new livery design on its distribution fleet. As part of a drive to standardise branding across AF Blakemore’s group logistics operation, the company has introduced a new livery design to be rolled
Blakemore Wholesale has launched a brand new mobile ordering platform giving customers the ease of ordering on the go. The mobile app, which is available to download free of charge to IOS and Android enabled devices, offers customers a range of
Blakemore Wholesale has increased its presence in South Wales by opening a further Bmorelocal… store in Ammanford, Carmathenshire. The 1,600sq ft store opened its doors in May as a Bmorelocal… store following a £12,000 investment.
Blakemore Fine Foods has published a new alcohol catalogue showcasing its latest craft ales, beers, lagers, ciders, wines and spirits. The brochure features products from more than 80 different distilleries, cider mills and breweries across the UK.
Tesco Booker merger is intelligent combination of unique, large-scale, highly capable businesses, says Kantar Retail
Tesco's merger with Booker is an intelligent combination of unique, large-scale, highly capable businesses, say Ray Gaul, vice president of research and analytics and Simon Johnstone, senior analyst
Tesco is poised to tap into the growth in convenience and food service through the Booker deal announced today, according to leading retail commentators. The acquisition of a leading wholesale operation is also set to drive improved terms, analysts claim;
AF Blakemore has posted a 0.2% increase in profits and 2.4% increase in sales in its latest set of accounts. The family-owned food retail, wholesale and distribution business, which celebrates its centenary in 2017, recorded annual sales of £1.31bn with pre-tax