Blakemore Trade Partners announced a brand-new Store Cluster Strategy at its 2019 Spar Retail Show, aimed at helping retailers differentiate their stores for different locations and markets.
AF Blakemore’s Flagship Store Programme has been crowned Business Initiative of the Year at the Grocer Gold Awards. Fighting off stiff competition from finalists including Aldi UK and the Co-op, the Flagship Store Programme was
On 28 April, BlakemoreRetail area manager Mark Bostock, Blakemore Retail regional manager Paul Wiltshire, South Benfleet Spar sales assistant Sophie Litman and Blakemore Foodservice transport supervisor Daniel Brereton were amongst over 40,000 runners who embarked on the gruelling 26.2-mile race
AF Blakemore is celebrating after being named as a finalist for Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards 2019, the UK’s longest running and most prestigious awards programme, championing responsible business in the UK and abroad.
Blakemore Retail has raised thousands of pounds for the NSPCC at its third Charity Ball.
The joint administrators of Patisserie Holdings plc and its subsidiaries today announce that the businesses of Patisserie Valerie and Philpotts have been sold in two separate transactions, which collectively preserve all 117 stores and safeguard approximately 2,000 jobs.
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
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
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
Spar International’s highest honour the Adriaan van Well Medal presented at the 62nd Spar International Congress Peter Blakemore, managing director of AF Blakemore and Son Ltd, has been presented the Adriaan van Well Medal for his outstanding contribution to Spar International,
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
AF Blakemore is celebrating after three of its responsible business programmes were reaccredited for a second year in the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards 2016. Blakemore Fine Foods Producer Growth Scheme, Blakemore Logistics’ Sustainability Programme and the AF Blakemore
Around 100 employee volunteers from across the AF Blakemore estate have donated more than 800 hours and made a positive difference to their communities as part of Business in the Community’s national day of volunteering (20 May). Employee volunteers from AF
AF Blakemore group managing director Peter Blakemore has called for greater collaboration with the company’s supplier base to help drive mutual success. This message was delivered at AF Blakemore’s inaugural IGD Supplier Seminar, attended by senior representatives from the
A team of 64 colleagues from Blakemore Trade Partners has donated more than 400 hours of work time to supporting an outdoor education centre in Oxfordshire. Employees from the division’s Sales and Recruitment teams joined forces for a day of volunteering
TrueCommerce, a HighJump company, is pleased to announce that AF Blakemore, one of the UK’s largest and most forward-thinking family-owned businesses specialising in retail, wholesale, and distribution has awarded TrueCommerce a major contract to deliver a fully managed service for
Spar staff from the North West of England came together to support Operation Christmas Child. On Tuesday 24 November, over 30 staff from 13 Blakemore Retail Spar stores a division of AF Blakemore donated over 300 hours in one day to
AF Blakemore wins triple “Big Tick” success in Business in the Community Awards and donates to local hospice
AF Blakemore is celebrating after three of its responsible business programmes retained their Big Tick status in the Business in the Community 2015 Awards for Excellence. The company’s Foodservice division has also made a donation to a local children’s hospice.
More than 50 employee volunteers from across the AF Blakemore estate have made a positive difference to their communities as part of Business in the Community’s national day of volunteering (15 May). Volunteers from AF Blakemore’s Spar Retail, Logistics, Wholesale
AF Blakemore has revealed a new partnership with award-winning Spar retail and restaurant business EAT 17. The Blakemore Group has announced a joint venture with the East London-based company with the purpose of gaining a greater understanding of its success
Isotonic sports drink, iPro Sport, has achieved a wide-spread listing with AF Blakemore and its Spar outlets. The AF Blakemore group has commenced listing of the iPro Sport Mixed Berry and Orange & Pineapple flavour formats into its 213 privately
AF Blakemore, the largest wholesaler of Spar UK and distributor to the independent grocery sector, has implemented a 3G failover system from Vodat International, the leading in-store communications and network provider. The solution offers AF Blakemore’s store estate improved resilience, reduced down
AF Blakemore’s Fine Foods division has announced the second phase of its strategic re-launch, with the expansion of its operational team and online presence. The company, which was launched in 2007, rebranded as Blakemore Fine Foods last July to symbolise
AF Blakemore has announced the launch of its first graduate scheme, due to commence in July 2015. The two-year programme aims to develop future leaders for the company and will take on four graduates across four areas of the business.