23 Aug Discount specialist Pricecheck joins Today’s Group
Sheffield-based wholesaler Pricecheck has joined Today’s Group as part of its rapid plans to double sales and staff over the next five years.
The £40m business, which sells discounted clearance stock predominantly in the health and beauty sectors, operates from a 100,000sqft depot with customers that include discount and independent retailers, pharmacies, internet retailers and other wholesalers.
Managing director of Today’s Group Bill Laird said, “Pricecheck is a fast-growing, forward-thinking business, keen on investment and expansion – they are an excellent fit for our group.” This year, Pricecheck will relocate to larger premises on the outskirts of Sheffield as part of a five-year plan to double turnover from £40m to £80m and increase staff numbers from 75 to 150.
“Retailers and their customers will benefit from Pricecheck’s competitive pricing on leading branded goods, combined with the benefits of our promotional programme”, added Laird.
Jointly run by managing directors Mark Lythe and Debbie Harrison, the business recently received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which recognised its rapid growth in export turnover from £3m in 2009 to £12m in 2014.
Managing director Debbie Harrison said, “Winning the Queen’s Award will enhance our reputation worldwide and will help us to achieve our ambitious growth plans.”
Mark and Debbie attended a ‘winners’ reception at Buckingham Palace this week and a presentation will also be organised to take place at the businesses premises, where the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire will present the award.
Sheffield-based Pricecheck is a second-generation, family-owned business, established in 1978 by the parents of Mark Lythe and Debbie Harrison who now run the company as joint managing directors. The business has a turnover of £40m and 75 employees, up from 32 six years ago, based at its 100,000 square foot warehouse and offices. Currently exporting to over 50 countries, Pricecheck has previously received Sunday Times Profit Track Awards and International Track Awards. For more information, visit www.pricecheck.com