New member VOW Wholesale joins FWD

FWD is delighted to welcome a new member, VOW Wholesale, part of the EVO Group, which distributes workplace supplies products in the office supplies and retail sector

Distributing more than 24,000 products to 4,000 resellers,  VOW Wholesale has specialisms include catering and breakroom supplies, cleaning and hygiene products and office supplies.

With two main distribution centres in Lutterworth and Normanton plus a third in Dublin, VOW holds £50million of stock in 650,000sq ft of storage space, employs 1,300 people, and has its own logistics infrastructure including a 350 vehicle delivery fleet.

Among the brands it distributes are Reckitt, Unilever, Tork, Kimberly Clark, Nestlé, P&G, 3M, Rexel, Fellowes and HP.

Cheryl Lamont, Group Marketing Director at EVO, says that the pandemic accelerated diversification within their reseller customer base, with strong growth in the cleaning, hygiene, catering and breakroom supplies market.

“We are eager to support our customers with expansion of our catering and breakroom ranges, and we are looking to add to our direct relationships with suppliers in the FWD membership,” she said. “It’s an opportunity for us to expand our offer, and to open new routes to market for our partner brands.

“We are strongly aligned with trade associations in the print and stationery industry that influence Government policy and legislation. As the leading wholesaler in our market, FWD is a great fit for us – it’s an opportunity to speak to like-minded businesses that face the same issues we do. FWD is recognised as the authoritative voice for wholesale, and the best place for businesses like ours to share their knowledge and experience.”

Cheryl Lamont FWD members VOW Wholesale