Bestway Wholesale launches new ordering app and website
Jan22

Bestway Wholesale launches new ordering app and website

Bestway Wholesale, the UK’s largest independent food and drinks wholesaler, has made ordering quicker, easier and more convenient for its cash and carry retail customers with a refreshed ordering app and website. The new  app allows cash and carry customers to: Start their order on a phone, tablet or computer and finish it on another device, anywhere, at any time. The customer’s basket is reflected on the app and website in real time...

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Cut out the plastic in magazine distribution!
Jan21

Cut out the plastic in magazine distribution!

Just over a fortnight into the new working year and just look at this image, a pile of plastic sleeves covering just trade magazines to just one person! To the best of my knowledge they are unrecyclable and even if they were they will end up in general waste! This is a crazy situation and completely surely there should be a campaign to cut out the plastic in magazine distribution. Our own magazine – Forecourt & C-store Decision...

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D outshines C to become the UK’s favourite single vitamin supplement
Jan19

D outshines C to become the UK’s favourite single vitamin supplement

As the nation struggles through the dark January days, with vitamin D in short supply, latest research from Mintel reveals some good news for the “sunshine drug”, as it is crowned Britain’s favourite single vitamin supplement.   According to Mintel, usage of Vitamin D has risen a glowing 7 percentage points in the last year and today it is used by 33% of Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements (VMS) users, up from 26% in 2017. The...

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‘Big topics’ of 2019 explored by foodservice heads
Jan19

‘Big topics’ of 2019 explored by foodservice heads

Allergens, Brexit, food trends and sustainability are predicted to have the greatest impact on foodservice businesses in the coming year, according to Bidfood. At its annual food festival – an exhibition showcasing the very best of Bidfood’s own brand and branded products and support services – the foodservice provider brought together key players from the industry to debate these pressing issues and discuss practical solutions for...

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SPAR UK announces interim MD roles

  Following the announcement in November that Debbie Robinson moves on to take a position at Central England Co-operative, SPAR is delighted to announce that Chris Lewis and Jackie Mackenzie will take on new interim MD roles leading the SPAR UK team in Harrow. Chris Lewis has been working with SPAR for 19 years and has been a key figure in recent years working on a number of projects with the main Board, including a new...

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Ramsay MacDonald appointed Essar Head of Retail
Jan18

Ramsay MacDonald appointed Essar Head of Retail

Essar Oil UK has announced the appointment of Ramsay MacDonald as Head of Retail for its rapidly expanding network of service stations in the UK. MacDonald, who brings with him over 30 years of industry experience, was previously with Mobil and BP most recently Director of Retail for Gulf where he was instrumental in building the brand to over 500 stations. Thangapandian, Chief Executive Officer, Essar Oil UK, commented: “We have...

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