Established in 1976, Bestway Wholesale has grown to become the UK’s largest independent food and drink wholesaler. It is part of the industrial giant Bestway Group which also has global business interests in Banking, Cement, Pharmacy, Milling and Property InvestmentThe wholesale division has 61 Bestway and Batleys depots spanning the length and breadth of the UK. It is a supply partner to over 47,000 independent retailers. With a UK turnover of almost £3bn and a comprehensive logistical infrastructure, the company has the scale, purchasing power and expertise to help our customers compete in an ever-changing food and drink sector.As a business, Bestway Wholesale business services three main customer groups; independent retail (including Club and Symbol), Foodservice and specialist Pet Operators
Hanover’s food & drink team advises business at every stage of their life cycle. We work with everyone from start-ups beginning their retail journey to multinational enterprises looking to join up their communications across different territories. Our multi award-winning agency – one of Provoke’s Agencies of the Decade in 2020 – has offices in London, Dublin, Brussels and Dubai and helps deliver creative and strategic support in the Trade/b2b, Corporate, Public Affairs and Consumer spaces to companies including Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I, Mondelez International, Camelot, Pizza Hut, Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, Uber Eats, Pernod Ricard, the BBPA and many more.
Imperial Tobacco Limited is one of the largest tobacco manufacturers in the United Kingdom. Our core business is built around a portfolio that offers consumers leading tobacco brands such as Players JPS, Richmond, and Embassy. With millions of consumers around the world looking for next generation products (NGP), we have expanded our portfolio to include our blu bar and blu 2.0 vaping products through our nontobacco subsidiary, Fontem Ventures.Imperial Tobacco Limited is part of Imperial Brands PLC, a global fast-moving consumer goods company with international strength in cigarettes and fine cut tobacco. The Group currently has 51 manufacturing sites, around 26,000 employee and products available in over 160 countries. For more information, visit www.imperialbrandsplc.com.
JTI is a leading international tobacco and vaping company with operations in more than 130 countries. It is the global owner of both Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel, outside the USA and has the largest share in sales for both brands. Other global brands include Mevius and LD. In the UK, JTI’s brands include Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, Mayfair, Sovereign, Sterling, Amber Leaf and Hamlet, alongside Logic in the vaping market, Nordic Spirit nicotine pouches and its recently launch heated tobacco device, Ploom. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, JTI employs over 44,000 people and in 2021 was certified Global Top Employer for a seventh consecutive year. JTI is a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies.
Mondelēz International, empowers people to snack right and is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as Cadbury , OREO, belVita, Ritz, Maynards Bassetts, Trebor, Halls, Philadelphia and Dairylea . We are focused on bringing delicious snacks, made in the right way, to our customers and consumers.
One Stop Stores Limited is a retail convenience business with over 1,000 company and franchise stores across Great Britain. It employs more than 10,500 colleagues.
The majority of its stores open seven days a week from 7am to 10pm and offer local communities a range of convenience food and household goods. For added convenience many stores offer additional services including free cash machines, Post Office, PayPoint (for paying utility bills), lottery and mobile electronic top-up.
One Stop is a subsidiary of Tesco which acquired the stores in 2003.
With more than 11,500 branches, Post Office has the biggest retail network in the UK, with more branches than all the banks and building societies combined.Research shows that visits to the Post Office help drive another 400 million visitors to other shops, restaurants and local businesses equating to an estimated £1.1 billion in additional revenue for High Street businesses. 99.7% of the population live within three miles of a Post Office; and 4,000 branches are open seven days a week. Post Office is the only retailer with a presence in each nation and in every community across the United Kingdom.
SPAR is the UK symbol group supported by five regional distribution centres, celebrating over 10 years of consecutive growth. Independent SPAR retailers enjoy the benefits of a global brand whilst retaining local independence. Stores are designed for local shoppers. A variety of innovative store formats and services are provided, delivered by an award-winning design team. These are backed up by local investment in promotional plans and digital marketing.SPAR’s five regional distribution centres partner and support each store, providing an efficient supply chain. They help with analysing the local customer base to make sure retailers have a winning customer proposition.
Suntory Beverage & Food Great Britain and Ireland (SBF GB&I) is one of the leading soft drinks businesses in the UK and Ireland. SBF GB&I was formed in 2014 as Lucozade Ribena Suntory and is part of Suntory Beverage & Food Europe. Our much-loved soft drinks brands include Lucozade Energy, Lucozade Sport, Lucozade Alert and Ribena. Our business is driven by our “Yatte Minahare” spirit and our role is to have a positive impact on the lives of our consumers by providing them with a responsible choice of great-tasting drinks that people can feel good about while enabling them to lead active lifestyles.
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