Nation special report
LONDON: One of the largest cash and carry outlets in the UK, Bestway Vans Direct has served local communities for over 20 years, and throughout the pandemic it continued to play its part and serve thousands of loyal customers whilst adding an additional 2,500 new customers who were seeking support during the pandemic.
According to the information received from the Bestway administration, during these challenging times, Bestway has been honoured to be key workers supporting, assisting and helping over 18,000 retailers continue to provide much needed support to their communities. As a customer focused, quick acting and flexible business they were able to maintain regular communication with our loyal customers. Keeping them up to date with the latest insights, deals and promotions ensuring their customers could stock their shelves with top selling brands that consumers wanted and needed.
Bestway Wholesale Managing Director, Dawood Pervez said: “I am so proud of our Bestway Vans Direct colleagues, they continued to be there for our customers every day, offering our world class, market leading proposition to guarantee local shops and retailers access to essential stock. As a result of our pivotal measures we maintained our momentum by increasing our sales year on year and the number of outlets that we serve.”
Noel Robinson, who oversees Bestway Vans Direct said: “The team have strived, to be the face of our supply partners, representing their brands day in day out, to make sure volume and distribution is as good as it could be, with the majority of their salesforces off the road at this time. This just goes to show that great people and great service can deliver great results.”
It is pertinent to mention here that 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 Investment
The vast working of the organisation can be imagined by these facts that the wholesale division has 65 Bestway and Batleys depots spanning the length and breadth of the UK. It is a supply partner to over 40,000 independent retailers and 40,000 catering and foodservice operators. With a UK turnover of £2.5bn 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.
In addition to supplying thousands of convenience stores and small shops, Bestway Wholesale also operates the award-winning Best-one symbol group which has 1,400 members throughout the country. Over 3,500 independents have chosen our depot-run promotional club, Xtra Local, as their retail club of choice.