About Wholesale Distribution
The biggest industry
you’ve never heard of

Putting food and drinks on shelves and menus

With an annual turnover of £28bn and 60,000 employees, the food and drink wholesale distribution sector supports over 400,000 retail and catering businesses, ensuring millions of people have access to vital supplies and improving choice and service in how and where they buy their food.

We’ve put together some useful figures, facts and films to help you engage with the 600 wholesalers in the FWD membership, and understand the size of the prize in this lucrative route to market.