John Kinney, Unitas Managing Director

Unitas the top buying group – supplier survey

Unitas Wholesale has been ranked as the number one buying group for the second year running.

The Doncaster-based group came top of the supplier rating in the Advantage Benchmarking Report’s buying groups and selected leading wholesalers’ category, as well as in the buying group-only survey.

The highly respected annual report is an excellent read of what the sector is feeling and ranks a number of different categories.

While the final lists aren’t published, several wholesalers will celebrate their performance based on the results.

Unitas saw a number improvements in several categories that resulted in its number-one ranking, including in the areas of business relationships, personnel and organisation, and operational execution.

“It’ s our aspiration to be first-choice business partner for suppliers and therefore we are absolutely delighted to have been ranked number one once again in both reports,” said Managing Director John Kinney.

“Receiving the positive feedback that we have, on how well we collaborate with our partners and have progressed since the previous survey is extremely pleasing in what has been a very challenging period for the wholesale channel.

“I’d personally like to thank all those supplier partners who completed the survey and supported us to achieve this great position.

“We know that we can continue to build on our success with the Advantage Group data, which is always  beneficial in identifying areas that still require attention – the good news is that we are already developing plans with a variety of our key stakeholders including our board, members and supplier council to maintain our position as the suppliers first choice business partner.”

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