05 Apr Today’s members move up the ranks in UK’s top 30 wholesaler list
Today’s Group’s members Dhamecha, HT Drinks, United Wholesale and Elbrook have endured a highly-competitive trading environment to each moved up a rank in the top 30 UK wholesaler list*
The group’s largest UK-basedmember Dhamecha reported sales of £628m, up 7.4% from the previous year, boosting the London-based cash & carry from number 13 to 12.
On-trade specialist Elbrook Cash & Carry moved up a place from 27 to 26 after reporting sales of £136m. The business was last year announced 9th in the Sunday Times International Track 200 and 249th in the Sunday Times Top Track 250, which ranks Britain’s top mid-market private companies.
London-based HT Drinks, another on-trade specialist, reported solid sales of £218m and Scotland’s United Wholesale hit £212m, with growth of almost 5% compared with the previous year,helping both wholesalers to move up from 18th to 17th and 19th to 18th, respectively.
Delivered wholesale member JW Filshill, which specialises in retail and on-trade, ranked 24th with sales of £158m and a huge 194% increase in profits after streamlining operations.
Commenting on the result, managing director of Today’s Bill Laird said: “This is a great indicator of the resilience and long-term commitments of our wholesalers to the independent sector. The retailers, caterers, food outlets and publicans that our members work with have aligned themselves to wholesalers that are strong, forward-thinking and who will be around for the long term.”
* taken from The Grocer’s annual ‘Big 30 UK Wholesaler’ league table, dated 14 February 2015.