New fleet to aid JJ Foodservice growth
A new fleet of 20 state-of-the-art vehicles are being added to JJ Foodservice’s resources to aid with expansion plans.
Costing more than million pounds, the new delivery vehicles will play a crucial part in the foodservice wholesaler’s support of reopening hospitality businesses.
The 13.5 ton Isuzu vans have been unveiled just over a week after JJ reported record sales in the week following the reopening of indoor dining on 17 May.
Those reopening figures have helped JJ achieve a 32% rise of numbers compared to the same period in 2019 and the business hopes to see those increases continue as the UK aims to return to normal following the Covid-19 pandemic.
“There’s been a fantastic appetite for eating out again,” said JJ Head of Operations, Kaan Hendekli.
“Brits are expected to spend even more than they did in 2019, which is great news for the UK hospitality sector.
“Our team has been working hard to fulfil every order and we’re moving full steam ahead to help expand our support to even more UK eateries.”
With more vehicles comes the new need for more drivers, with JJ announcing its recruitment drive to attract more female drivers into the sector last week.
“Women’s jobs were found to be 1.8 times more vulnerable to the global pandemic than men’s [according to research by McKinsey],” explained HR Manager Joanna Florczak.
“Add to that the fact that only 1% of HGV driers in the UK are female and we see a fantastic opportunity. It’s never been a better time to retrain as an HGV driver.”coronavirus covid-19 driver shortage Foodservice hospitality JJ Foodservice Sedat Kaan Hendekli transport wholesaler