Glasgow-based United Wholesale Grocers has announced record growth and attributes its success to its customer-centric approach.
The family-owned wholesaler has reported a 19.6% increase in its turnover to £148m for the year ending December 2018 while profit before tax increased to £2m from £0.9m. Like-for-like sales excluding the Gateshead depot increased by £9.4m.
“These are absolutely fantastic results and we couldn’t be more delighted,” said Amaan Ramzan, Managing Director, United Wholesale Grocers. “The industry is extremely competitive and we continue to keep our core prices at market-leading levels to provide the best possible margin for our customers. We focus on actively engaging with our customers to fully understand their needs and this is leading to excellent sales.
The team at United spotted an opportunity to move into the north east last year and opened its new Gateshead depot last June. “Opening our new Gateshead depot has obviously played an integral part in the overall growth of the business, although both Glasgow depots have performed strongly too,” said Amaan. “In the past year we have invested heavily in our depot and our team, and we will continue to do so as we plan for the future.”