Wholesale News, February 2019

What’s in February’s Wholesale News?

New magazine goes behind the scenes at Pilgrim Foodservice and gets the Easter lowdown

Sit down and grab a cuppa because the year’s second edition of Wholesale News has landed – and it’s full to the brim with interesting content.

As you’ll see from our cover picture, we went to visit a wholesaler with a difference this month. With a state-of-the-art butchery to fall back on – as well as a host of other facilities on site – Pilgrim Foodservice  isn’t your normal independent wholesaler.

The Caterforce member is family owned, with a father-and-son team sitting at the helm as managing director and chairman. Between them and the rest of the Pilgrim team, they’ve left no stone unturned in their quest to deliver the best possible service to customers. It was fascinating to see.

We also caught up with Bidfood’s latest Young Wholesaler of the Year, Katie Sillars, who took some time out of her busy schedule to explain what she’s been doing to get noticed – and what she wants to do to next.

There are also category focuses on Easter confectionery and e-cigarettes, which will give wholesalers useful pointers to make more dough this spring.

Below is a sneak peek at what’s inside. If you’d like to receive a free issue each month, you can sign up on our subscriptions page, while our library of free digital editions is also online.

Giving you extra

Wholesale News takes a tour around Caterforce member Pilgrim Foodservice’s site to find out why going above and beyond has paid dividends with their customers

Pilgrim Foodservice, Wholesale News, February 2019

Leading the way

After a stunning first two years with Bidfood Scotland, Business Development Manager Katie Sillars won FWD’s Young Wholesaler of the Year for 2018 – but she’s not about to rest on her laurels after taking the title. Her next stop is inspiring more talent and diversity to join the wholesale industry

Katie Sillars interview, Wholesale News, February 2019

Sweeten the deal this Easter

It’s one of the year’s biggest opportunities in convenience, so what can wholesalers do to make the most of Easter in their depot? Some of the nation’s industry experts offer their advice

Easter feature, Wholesale News, February 2019

“Wholesalers need to aim higher than they are”

After making a splash in the retail industry with its e-commerce analytics platform, E Fundamentals is targeting wholesale. So, Wholesale News met with CEO John Maltman to find out what the fuss is about

E Fundamentals CEO John Maltman, Wholesale News, February 2019

Step into the next generation

With some wholesalers still failing to make the most of e-cigarettes, blu’s Head of Sales and Marketing Operations, Chris Street, passes on his advice

E-cigarettes and tobacco, Wholesale News, February 2019

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