A special relationship
9 February 2014
, From Scottish Local Retailer
The relationship between retailers and cash & carries remains as close as ever with wholesalers ensuring availability of the right products while both sides joining forces to combat the dangers of illicit trading.
Further consolidation and the expansion of the independent trade look set to drive the wholesale and cash & carry market in Scotland this year. After a quiet year, 2013 ended with rumours that Bestway was making a move for Glasgow-based firm Sher Bros. The expansion of United Wholesale (Scotland)’s Maxwell Road branch in Glasgow and the firm’s opening of a depot in Edinburgh show the scale of Managing Director Asim Sarwar’s ambition.