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
Blakemore Wholesale Distribution has announced a new two-year contract to supply 320 BP forecourt sites across the UK.
The contract commenced in November and follows a successful six year relationship between the family-owned wholesale distributor and the biggest motorway and road
CleverstiX.com has announced a new partnership with the highly regarded catering and restaurant supplier SushiSushi. The Yorkshire-based wholesaler is the UK’s leading provider of catering supplies for East Asian cuisines.
James Hall & Co, the Spar wholesaler for the north of England, has launched Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to improve communications on their deliveries, in response to retailers’ requests.
James Hall, the SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, has today (22 July 2016) announced the acquisition of North East Convenience Stores (NECS), a 30 store multi-award winning family owned chain based in the North East of England. James
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
Blakemore Fine Foods has launched a new edition of its ‘Best of British’ alcohol catalogue showcasing the best of British ales, ciders, wines and spirits.
Fine Foods commercial manager Patrice Garrigues said that the Fine Foods team has been working hard
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
Following a recent assessment Blakemore Retail is celebrating after achieving Investors in People Silver status.
Investors in People is a nationally recognised quality standard that Blakemore Retail has held since 2002. The Silver status comes just three years after Blakemore Retail
Blakemore Trade Partners has laid on a series of operational efficiency workshops for SPAR retailers to help prepare them for the introduction of the National Living Wage in April.
More than 200 retailers across Spar UK’s Meridian & Welsh Guild
After its successful launch last summer, AF Blakemore’s Graduate Scheme is set to return for 2016.
The two-year programme aims to develop future leaders for the company and will take on five graduates across four areas of the business.
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
Eleven Blakemore Foodservice employees along with friends and family members donned their mountain boots to climb Mount Snowdon for charity. The team of walkers raised a total of £2,500, which will be split equally between Cancer Research UK and Guide
Musgrave Wholesale Partners, the market leader in Ireland for multi-temperature food delivery service to the catering sector, chose quiet, efficient and fuel-saving solutions from Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and
A team of 20 volunteers from Blakemore Retail Spar stores have offered a helping hand to a special needs riding centre in North Wales. Employees from sixteen Spar stores across North Wales and the North West of England spent a day on
Blakemore Fine Foods has launched a brand new online ordering system and reduced lead times on orders to enhance its service to customers. The new online ordering site, found at www.blakemorefinefoods.co.uk, enables customers to view and order from the entire Blakemore
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
Blakemore Trade Partners has announced new investment in its development team to help support its recent success with recruiting new retailers. Six new members of staff have joined the business’s store development team since the beginning of January, increasing numbers
Blakemore Fresh Foods expects to have achieved record sales, in excess of £36m, for the 2014/15 financial year, following a successful expansion into new trading areas. The fresh meat wholesaler and importer opened a new office in Bristol at the start of