Unitas member among two new recruits at Confex

Former Unitas Wholesale member Brook Street Foodservice has agreed terms to join Confex – less than two months after the buying groups parted ways.

The foodservice wholesaler has signed up to Confex alongside Mayfair Export, as the group continues its targeted recruitment campaign.

Brook Street Foodservice’s decision is notable due to Confex and Unitas announcing they’d split in June due to the collaboration “no longer” providing value to both parties, according to a statement from Unitas Managing Director Darren Goldney at the time.

“We’re very excited to be joining Confex,” said Brook Street Foodservice Managing Director, Mark Thomas.

“I feel inspired by the plans Tom [Gittins, Confex Managing Director] and his team have put in place and look forward to being part of the future growth of Confex.

“I would encourage other progressive wholesalers to check out the Confex offering as, with the addition of the CORE own-brand range, they have all the building blocks in place for their members to thrive post-Covid.”

The new members provide diversity to Confex’s ranks, with Mayfair primarily a grocery wholesaler.

Confex’s recruitment drive is continuing as the board aims to get a full geographical spread of wholesalers across both retail and foodservice.

“We are so pleased to welcome Brook Street Foods and Mayfair to become part of the Confex growth story,” said Gittins.

“These two very progressive wholesalers are completely in tune with our aims and we look forward to working with these businesses to develop and grow.

“Brook Street have agreed to join our own-brand committee and I am sure they will provide invaluable advice in the development of our CORE own brand, which we see as driving substantial growth in 2021.”

Brook Street Foodservice Confex Mark Thomas Mayfair Export Tom Gittins