Country Range Group signs up Brook Street Foodservice
The Country Range Group is celebrating after announcing that Brook Street Foodservice has joined the buying group as its latest member
Based in Needham Market, Suffolk, the independent wholesaler was established in 1990 and has a created a loyal customer base in its region and is highly-regarded for its extensive product selection and outstanding customer service.
Joining the Country Range Group means that Brook Street Foodservice will now have access to the Group’s buying power, data and insights, extensive own-brand portfolio, marketing campaigns and promotions, plus its trade magazine, Stir it Up.
Country Range Group Chief Executive Martin Ward said: “Brook Street Foodservice is a hugely successful and trusted, family-run food supplier in the heart of Suffolk, and we’re thrilled to welcome Mark, Gavin and their talented team to the Group. Strategically it is important to us to have a CRG member in this area, especially following the huge demand we have had for our Country Range brand products in the region. We look forward to working with them closely to drive further growth and success in the future.”
Mark Thomas, Managing Director of Brook Street Foodservice, has a five-year plan to establish the business as the supplier of choice in the East Anglia region, fully utilising the strength of Country Range to become an effective challenger to national operators, and to ensure choice is available for hospitality, education and healthcare sectors.
Brook Street’s Commercial Director, Gavin Jones, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be joining a group of independent family-run businesses, delivering exceptional service, quality and value to their customers in the foodservice sector. The team and I are looking forward to joining the Country Range Group and fully utilising its buying power, marketing expertise, coupled with the best practice and experience of its membership. With recent acquisitions in the sector by large conglomerate companies under the guise of remaining independent, we felt the need to be able position ourselves as a true leading independent foodservice provider in the East Anglia region.”Brook Street Foodservice Country Range Group Gavin Jones Martin Ward