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
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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
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