BB foodservice backs North East with launch of flagship depot in Aberdeen

BB foodservice – formerly Bestway Batleys foodservice, part of the UK’s largest independent wholesaler Bestway Wholesale – has chosen its Aberdeen site to be one of just 15 flagship depots across the UK. As part of the move, the site is set to undergo a major refit in January 2018 to support the site’s ambitious growth targets, providing a welcome boost to the local economy.

The Scotstown Road depot – which opened as Edwards Cash & Carry in May 1976 –will be a powerhouse for the newly rebranded BB foodservice, which is aiming for national turnover growth of 16% in 2017.

Steven Young, the site’s general manager, said: “The depot currently makes upwards of 700 deliveries every week to more than 600 businesses within a 240-mile radius. And we expect those figures to increase dramatically as we look to expand the number of businesses we supply with a wide range of food & drink products and a local, personal service.”

As part of its rebrand as BB foodservice, the wholesaler has handpicked 15 high performing depots in Aberdeen, Perth, Glasgow, Edinburgh (two depots), Newcastle, Cleveland, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Gillingham, Southampton, and Plymouth.

Martin Race, managing director, Bestway Wholesale, added: “This isn’t just about delivering quality products at competitive prices. From recipes, tools and calculators to our tailor-made wine list design service – our support doesn’t end at the door. Whatever our customers need, our territory sales managers in Aberdeen are just a phone call away. And they relish a challenge.”

BB foodservice is part of Bestway Wholesale, the UK’s largest independent wholesaler. With a vast range of branded and non-branded produce, BB foodservice delivers for all sorts of food and drink businesses – from restaurants and hotels to schools and care homes. And thanks to its price hold guarantee, customers can plan seasonal menus and special events with confidence.

About BB foodservice

BB foodservice is the delivered wholesale arm of Bestway Wholesale, the UK’s largest independent wholesaler. It delivers an expertly selected range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, as well as an extensive range of chilled, ambient and frozen food at competitive prices to food & drink businesses across the UK. These include pubs, restaurants, outdoor catering, hotels, B&Bs, care homes and schools. But what BB foodservice really prides itself on is its local, personal approach and its genuine drive to deliver what customers want, when they want it – exemplified by its motto ‘We Deliver’.

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