Flexible Working Pilot announced at Women in Wholesale
Oct20

Flexible Working Pilot announced at Women in Wholesale

The Women in Wholesale (WiW) conference took place this week with the mission to support the development and progress of females working in UK grocery wholesale.   Almost 200 wholesalers, cash and carries and FMCG brands gathered at the British Library in London for the event, more than double last year’s attendance.     Country Range MD, Coral Rose, and Immediate Impact Director, Clare Bocking, chaired sessions on talent...

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SPAR UK celebrates 60th anniversary in spectacular style Manchester Central festivities mark incredible 60 years of success
Oct20

SPAR UK celebrates 60th anniversary in spectacular style Manchester Central festivities mark incredible 60 years of success

SPAR UK celebrated its 60th anniversary in style, with a fantastical funfair and celebratory festival at Manchester Central this Saturday (14 October).   More than 1,700 people including suppliers, retailers and their families attended this spectacular event, which recognised the incredible past, present and future of SPAR in the UK.   Hosted by TV presenter Angela Scanlon, the festivities on offer included a range of musical treats,...

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James Hall & Co presents Christmas shopping at the click of a button
Oct18

James Hall & Co presents Christmas shopping at the click of a button

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 years, the wholesaler has unveiled the perfect online solution for shoppers this festive season, launching in October.   The printed Christmas food catalogue allowed shoppers...

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Shell switches on “shell recharge” electric vehicle charging service in the uk
Oct18

Shell switches on “shell recharge” electric vehicle charging service in the uk

Today, Shell announces the opening of Shell Recharge – the new on-forecourt Electric Vehicle (EV) rapid charging service. Shell Recharge is now available at Shell Holloway (London), Shell Whyteleafe (Surrey) and Shell Derby, and will be launched at a further seven locations within Greater London and Reading by the end of the year. Jane Lindsay-Green, Shell UK Future Fuels Manager, said: “Shell Recharge provides Electric Vehicle...

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A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd Reports Solid Results for 2016/17
Oct18

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd Reports Solid Results for 2016/17

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd 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 on a like-for-like basis, as the previous year was 53 weeks long.   Like-for-like profits remained consistent at £7.4m compared to the previous year’s figure...

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MFG Rolls Out fuelService App Across Its UK Network
Oct18

MFG Rolls Out fuelService App Across Its UK Network

  Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is pleased to announce that it is adopting the revolutionary fuelService App across its 422-strong company station UK network. The free fuelService App has been launched to enable disabled drivers to re-fuel their vehicles more easily. The App helps the driver find a local petrolstation and asks them if they will be able to assist before they drive there. Once at the petrol station the driver can use the App...

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