More care homes than convenience stores - suppliers introduced to the other half of the wholesale market

Food and drink suppliers who only distribute their products through shops are missing out on a huge slice of business, according to speakers at the Federation of Wholesale Distributors’ Introduction to Foodservice Wholesale session.

Members of the FWD supply and support over 330,000 catering and foodservice businesses including hotels, restaurants, bars and coffee shops as well as schools,
hospitals and prisons. Premier Foodservice’s Simon Millard pointed out that there are more care homes in the UK than unaffiliated convenience stores, but suppliers with a retail focus were not taking advantage of potentially lucrative markets like this. 

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