Welcome to the June issue of Wholesale Manager. Independent retailers in Gloucester are now accessing Parfetts’ free delivery service. Stores across the south-west can now use free delivery and value-for-money promotions as the wholesaler widens its national footprint.


Making a Difference Locally (MADL) clothing banks and donation tins have now raised more than £275,000 for local causes across the UK. The clothing banks allow Nisa retailers to accumulate additional money into their MADL fund, enabling them to provide further support to their local communities while helping to reduce the environmental impact of unwanted clothing and textiles. The clothing banks are available free of charge, and every clothing and textile donation is either sold, reused or recycled, so nothing goes to waste.

Award winning tech company Jisp has announced that it has recruited the first new wholesalers to its Confex Savings Club powered by Jisp. Following a successful official launch at the Confex Trade Show in March, the new wholesale specific loyalty platform has been attracting a lot of interest from Confex members up and down the UK. That interest has resulted in a number of wholesalers, both delivered and cash & carry based models, registering with Jisp to take Confex Savings Club into their businesses in order to offer their customers loyalty rewards and discounts on a range of big brand products.

Bestway Wholesale has introduced a new, revamped version of its Best-in own label range, aiming to provide quality and value to both retailers and consumers. The range will give retailers a minimum margin of 30% and a maximum margin of a whopping 75%. In a Who’s Who in Wholesaling interview, Kenton Burchell, Group Trading Director at Bestway Wholesale, explains more about the range and discusses the biggest trends in grocery.

There’s a lot to be positive about in the world of convenience retail, according to Britvic’s latest Soft Drinks Review 2024. As more shoppers turn to their local stores, this is driving up basket size and spend, with the average number of items bought rising from 2.8 to 3. The report indicates that these consumer behaviour shifts and the changing commercial climate are presenting new opportunities for convenience retailers and driving continued growth for soft drinks, which is now the most bought impulse category in convenience, present in just over one in four baskets (26.1%).

Unitas has launched its first cross-category guide of the year – Impulse Category Guide 2024 – which is available now in depot and on the Plan for Profit website. The 76-page guide contains category insights and core range recommendations across confectionery, crisps, snacks & nuts and soft drinks. Each section also offers planograms, with solutions for different sized stores available through QR codes.

Enjoy reading the issue.

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