Kitwave acquires Total Foodservice Solutions

The delivered wholesale business Kitwave Group has acquired Total Foodservice Solutions Limited, an independent food wholesaler in the North of England

Established more than 130 years ago, Total Foodservice delivers wholesale catering supplies of around 4,000 product lines including chilled, frozen and ambient food, non-food and cleaning products. operating from depots in Clitheroe, Lancashire and Huddersfield, Yorkshire the company’s customers include licensed trade and restaurants, coffee shops and sandwich bars, schools and universities and the care industry across the North of England.

Total Foodservice reported a turnover of £25.4 million and profit before tax of £2.0 million for the financial year ended 30 April 2023.  The Kitwave Board believes that the acquisition will be immediately earnings enhancing after adding back the costs of the transaction.

Total Foodservice will be incorporated into Kitwave’s existing Foodservice division which currently includes the trading operations of David Miller Frozen Foods, M. J. Baker Foodservice, Westcountry Food Holdings and H.B. Clark & Co.

Ben Maxted, Chief Executive Officer of Kitwave (pictured), said: “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Total Foodservice, which is a one-stop shop for wholesale commercial catering supplies and enables us to further expand our product range offering across the North of England and in particular Yorkshire and the North West, complementing our existing foodservice offering.

“Total Foodservice is a well-established business in the catering industry and we look forward to welcoming its team to Kitwave and integrating the business into our Foodservice division.

“This acquisition is in line with Kitwave’s growth strategy, and we will continue to seek to identify further opportunities in the UK’s highly fragmented wholesale market to deliver further value to the Group and its shareholders.”

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