THE WHOLESALERS
Who’s Who in Wholesale - the biggest names in food distribution

The majority of wholesale distributors in the UK are members of FWD. Here’s some background on our full members, and the larger wholesalers within buying groups within FWD. If you would like to work in partnership with our members you will need to approach them individually, or you can go through their buying group head office if they are affiliated.

Bestway Wholesale Ltd incorporating Batleys Cash & Carry

Abbey Road,
Park Royal London
NW10 7BW

Tel: 020 8453 1234
Fax: 020 8965 7982

NUMBER OF DEPOTS:65
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 4,700
COMPANY TURNOVER: £1.9bn
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Ambient, chilled, frozen, fresh, beers, wines, spirits, confectionery, non-food, tobacco, petfood.

www.bestway.co.uk
www.batleys.co.uk

 

 

 

Bidfood

814 Leigh Road Slough,
Berkshire
SL1 4BD

Tel: 01494 555 900

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 34
COMPANY TURNOVER: £2.4bn
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Ambient, chilled, frozen, fresh meat and poultry, produce, wines, beers and spirits, non-food and catering equipment.

www.bidfood.co.uk

AF Blakemore & Sons

Unit 4N, Coxwell Avenue,
Wolverhampton Science Park,
Wolverhampton,
West Midlands
WV10 9RT

Tel: 01902 371515
Fax: 01902 371516

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 7500
COMPANY TURNOVER: £1.1bn
C&C SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,100,000
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Ambient, chilled, frozen, grocery, alcohol, confectionery, tobacco, non-food, on trade

www.afblakemore.com

Booker Group

Equity House,
Irthlingborough Road,
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire,
NN8 1LT

Tel: 01933 371000
Fax: 01933 371010

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 196
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 13,000
COMPANY TURNOVER: £5.6bn
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Ambient, chilled, frozen, fresh, meat, beers, wines, spirits, confectionery, snacks, non-food, tobacco

www.booker.co.uk

 

 

 

Brakes UK

Enterprise House,
Eureka Business Park,
Ashford,
Kent

TN25 4AG

Tel: 0845 606 9090
Fax: 01233 206006

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 30+
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 6,500
COMPANY TURNOVER: £3.9bn
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Fresh, frozen, chilled and ambient goods, catering supplies

www.brakesgroup.co.uk

Caterforce

Buying Group: 7 members

2nd Floor,
Fence House Fence Avenue,
Macclesfield Cheshire,
SK10 1LT

Tel: 01625 440188
Fax: 01625 503481

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 28
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 2,500
COMPANY TURNOVER: £500m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Frozen, chilled and grocery lines,
food and non-food.

www.caterforce.co.uk

Confex

Buying Group: 245 members

Cotswold Business Village London Road,
Moreton-in-Marsh Glos.
GL56 0JQ

Tel: 01608 652 333
Fax: 01608 653 480

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 245
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 23 (Head office)
COMPANY TURNOVER: £2.85bn
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Confectionery, tobacco, snacks, convenience, soft drinks, catering, alcohol, grocery, chilled & frozen, non-food, own label

www.confex.ltd.uk

 

 

 

 

Costco UK

UK Home Office,
Hartspring Lane,
Watford,
Hertfordshire
WD25 8JS

Tel: 01923 213113
Member services: 01923 830477

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 28 in UK
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 210,000 worldwide
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Ambient, chilled, frozen, alcohol, non-food

www.costco.co.uk

Country Range Group

Buying Group: 12 members

4-5 Jupiter House
Mercury Rise

Altham Business Park,
Accrington
Lancashire
BB5 5BY

Tel: 0845 209 3777
Fax: 0845 209 3778

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 16
COMPANY TURNOVER: £472m

PRODUCTS HANDLED: Ambient, chilled, frozen, non-food.

www.countryrange.co.uk

DCS Group

Ocean House, Noral Way
Banbury, Oxon Ox16 2AA

Tel: 01789 208000

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 4
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 355
COMPANY TURNOVER: In excess of £62.8m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Grocery, frozen, chilled, dairy, fresh produce, fresh meat, non-food.

www.dcsinc.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Dhamecha Group

Wembley Stadium Industrial Estate,
First Way,
Wembley
HA90TU

Tel: (020) 89038 181
Fax: (020) 8902 4420
E: info@dhamecha.com

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 9
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Soft drinks, grocery, household
& detergents, toiletries, confectionery, biscuits, non-food & stationery, nappies & baby products, crisps & snacks and tobacco products

www.dhamecha.com

East End Foods PLC

East End House,
Kenrick Way,
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B71 4EA

Tel: 0121 553 1999
Fax: 0121 525 6565

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 3
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 349
COMPANY TURNOVER: £200m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Ambient grocery, chilled and frozen foods, licensed products, tobacco, non-food, East End-branded spices, rice, lentils, pulses, oils and condiments, Shimla Beer, Himalayan Monkey Beer

www.eastendfoods.co.uk
www.eastendcashandcarry.com

 

Fairway Foodservice

Buying Group – 20 members

11 Cartwright Court
Bradley Business Park
Huddersfield,
HD2 1GN

Tel: 01422 319100
Fax: 01422 319130

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 30
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 650+
COMPANY TURNOVER: £801m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: frozen, chilled, ambient, dry and non-food

www.fairwayfoodservice.com

 

HT & Co Drinks

31-37 Park Royal Road Park Royal,
London
NW10 7LQ

Tel: 020 8963 3130

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 4 (Park Royal, Wembley, Brighton, Blackpool)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 205
PRODUCTS HANDLED: alcohol, soft drinks and associated lines.

www.htdrinks.co.uk

Hyperama Wholesale

Bull Close Road
Lenton Ind Estate
Nottingham

NG7 2UT

Tel: 0115 1301
Fax: 0115 935 0342

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 4
COMPANY TURNOVER: £141m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Ambient, chilled, frozen, grocery, alcohol, confectionery, tobacco, non-food, toiletries and household.

www.hyperama.com

 

 

 

JJ Food Service

7 Solar Way
Innova Park
Enfield
Middlesex
EN3 7XY

Tel: 08433 09 09 91

KEY CONTACTS: Mustafa Kiamil CEO; Sezer Ozkul Chief Products Oficer

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 11
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 800
COMPANY TURNOVER: £201m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Frozen, chilled, ambient, fresh, beverages, disposables, packaging, cleaning products, restaurant websites

www.jjfoodservice.com

 

JW Filshill

Ainslie Avenue, Hillington Industrial Estate,
Glasgow G52 4HE

Tel: 0141 883 7071

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 1
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 250+
COMPANY TURNOVER: £145m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Alcohol, confectionery, crisps and snacks, tobacco

www.filshill.co.uk

Kitwave Wholesale Group

Unit S3,
Narvik Way
Tyne Tunnel Estate
North Shields

Tyne & Wear
NE29 7XJ

Tel: 0191 259 2277

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 26
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 940
COMPANY TURNOVER: £341m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Ambient, confectionery, soft drinks, tobacco, non-food, frozen, alcohol, grocery and catering

www.kitwave.co.uk

 

 

 

Mevalco Ltd

Unit 4, Point 4, Second Way,
Avonmouth, Bristol Bs11 8DF

Tel: 0117 982 6540

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 1
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 15
COMPANY TURNOVER: £4m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Spanish fine foods

 

Parfetts 

Didsbury Road
Stockport
Cheshire

SK4 2JP

Tel: 0161 429 0429
Fax: 0161 480 1720

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 7
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 613
COMPANY TURNOVER: £346m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Grocery, non-food, licensed, tobacco

www.parfetts.co.uk

Ramsden International

(Trading name: S.D.Ramsden & Co Ltd)
Adam Smith Street
Grimsby
DN31 1SJ


Tel: 01472 315610

Email: sales@ramsden-international.com / reception@ramsden-international.com  

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 2 (Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Dubai)

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 89

COMPANY TURNOVER: £52m

PRODUCTS HANDLED: British consumer foods, including household goods

www.ramsden-international.com

Sterling Supergroup

Buying Group – 40 members

Sterling House
208 Wantz Road
Maldon
Essex
CM9 5DG

Tel: 01621 856 300
Fax: 01422 319 103

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 40
COMPANY TURNOVER: £380m
PRODUCYS HANDLED: Ambient, frozen, fresh, chilled and non-food

www.sterlingsgroup.co.uk

Sugro UK

Buying group – 84 members

Whitewell House
69 Crewe Road
Nantwich
Cheshire
CW5 6HX

Tel: 01270 628 728
Fax: 01270 623069

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 84
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 300+
COMPANY TURNOVER: £1.1bn
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Impulse

www.sugro.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Suma Wholefoods

Lacy Way
Lowfields Business Park
Elland
HX5 9DB

Tel: 01422 313840
Email: buyer@suma.coop

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 2
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 300
COMPANY TURNOVER: £55m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: organic, fairtrade, healthy living, ethical, wholefoods, natural bodycare, natural household.

www.suma.coop

 

Time Wholesale Services

Unit 1&1a Fairview Industrial Park
Marsh Way, Rainham, Essex RM13 8UH

Tel: 01422 313840
Email: buyer@suma.coop

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 1
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 73
COMPANY TURNOVER: £67.5m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Grocery, Soft Drinks, beers, wines, spirits, tobacco, non-foods, baby, fresh and chilled foods, pet care, sundries

www.timews.co.uk

Unitas Wholesale

Buying Group – 177 members

3 Carolina Court,
Wisconsin Drive,
Doncaster,
South Yorkshire,
DN4 5RA

Tel: 01302 249909
Email: 

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 250
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Head Office 50
COMPANY TURNOVER £8.5bn
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Ambient, impulse, grocery, own label, licensed (on- and o -trade), tobacco, non-edible (incl. household and health & beauty) and foodservice

 

 

 

 

United Wholesale Grocers Ltd

Springburn
246 Flemington Street
Glasgow
G21 4BY

Tel: 0141 557 2255
Email: info@uwgl.co.uk

KEY CONTACTS: Waqas Yaqub General Manager, Springburn Head O ice

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 3
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 180
COMPANY TURNOVER: £140m
PRODUCTS HANDLED: 8,000 skus, across confectionery,
crisps and snacks, soft drinks, beers, wines, spirits, household, toiletries, grocery, pet food, paper products, frozen foods, chilled foods, stationery, medicines, tobacco, bread and cakes.

www.uwgl.co.uk

United Wholesale (Scotland) Ltd

110 Easter Queenslie Road
Glasgow
G33 4UL

Tel: 0141 781 6600
Fax: 0141 771 5618

NUMBER OF DEPOTS: 3
PRODUCTS HANDLED: Grocery, soft drinks, chill, frozen, household, non-foods, paper products, beer, wines, cigarettes and tobacco.

www.uniteduk.co.uk