The family-owned business has acquired new premises in Dudley

Independent wholesaler, Philip Dennis Foodservice, has invested £1.5 million in a new transport and warehousing depot in the West Midlands.

With depots in the South West, Oxfordshire and Midlands the business has invested heavily in its infrastructure and people over the last 12 months in order to support its ambitious growth plans.

The purchase of the new premises on Shaw Road, Dudley comes as the company is seeing a significant increase in its foodservice business particularly across pubs, restaurants, hotels, schools and coffee shops.

Lisa Vermeulen, Regional Sales Manager for the Midlands, said: “This is a very exciting time for the business. We’ve invested heavily in this new depot as we’ve seen a large increase in demand for Philip Dennis products within the area. The business has experienced rapid growth in recent years, and we wanted a base in the West Midlands that would allow us to offer an increased level of service to our customers.”

The location of the new premises also offers easier access for the company’s distribution fleet. Philip Dennis Foodservice Logistics Manager, Lyndon Didlock, said: “We’re always looking to improve the level of our delivery service and with the central location of the new depot we can now manage our fleet much more effectively.”

Philip Dennis Foodservice is a member of the Caterforce buying group and supplies a full range of foodservice products including groceries, frozen and chilled food, as well as a range of non-food items such as cleaning solutions and environmentally friendly food cartoons. It also offers bespoke butchery and fishmonger services through its Dennis Family Butchers and Dennis Family Fishmonger companies.

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