Today’s members move up the ranks in UK’s top 30 wholesaler list

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.”

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* taken from The Grocer’s annual ‘Big 30 UK Wholesaler’ league table, dated 14 February 2015.

 

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