Buying group celebrates another new member

Another foodservice wholesaler has joined the Country Range Group, taking its number of new members this year to four

Hot on the heels of the news that independent wholesaler Arthur David is joining the Group in January, Leighton Buzzard-based Waterdene Foodservice, a family-owned wholesaler established in 1982, has also been added to its membership. The business supplies more than 3,500 product lines and 47 employees, making 1,500 deliveries each week to its catering customer base of schools, hospitals, pubs, coffee shops, garden centres and leisure outlets.

“It’s been an extremely exciting year for the Group with three new members already on board but welcoming Waterdene Foodservice as the fourth new member of 2023 is the icing on the cake,” said Martin Ward, Chief Executive.

“With over 40 years of experience, they have a dedicated and constantly growing customer base with first-rate customer service at the heart of their success. Increasing scale is one of the four pillars of our Group strategy to ensure we are as competitive as possible in a consolidating marketplace. We’re thrilled Waterdene are joining us on this journey and strengthening our Group further.”

Richard Stimpson, Managing Director, Waterdene Foodservice, said: “CRG’s own brand portfolio is highly revered in the industry and the Group’s buying power, analysis, data and insights, plus marketing are second to none. With challenging conditions in the marketplace, membership will strengthen the business and motivate us to improve further. We can’t wait to meet the other members and get started on this next journey.”

Country Range Group Martin Ward Richard Stimpson Waterdene Foodservice