A.F. 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 A.F. Blakemore’s inaugural IGD Supplier Seminar, attended by senior representatives from the company’s major suppliers.
The event, which took place on February 25th at The Belfry Hotel in the West Midlands, provided a unique chance for suppliers to get up to date with the latest developments across the A.F. Blakemore Group and learn about opportunities to develop their sales in partnership with the business.
Peter Blakemore opened the seminar with an overview of the strength and size of the A.F. Blakemore Group and his vision for shared growth.
Addressing supplier delegates, he said: “I invite you to develop a new strategic partnership with the Blakemore Group as we embark upon the most exciting period in the company’s history.
“I believe that recent investment and innovation across all areas of the company means that we now have the diversity, scale and ambition to achieve long-term sustainable growth across the retail and wholesale sectors.
“Since 2007 A.F. Blakemore has more than doubled its turnover from £643m to £1.3.5bn.
Working in partnership with A.F. Blakemore can achieve sustainable growth for all.”
The event was compered by the IGD’s Head of Retail Insight, Steve Jones, who also provided an update on the strength of the UK convenience market.