SGF signs up Bestway


RETAILER representative group the Scottish Grocers Federation has signed up the giant independent UK wholesale group Bestway to the organisation.
Bestway has 63 Bestway and Batleys wholesale facilities across Britain including branches in Aberdeen, Cambuslang, Dundee, Edinburgh Glasgow, Perth and Stirling.
And it operates convenience store symbol group Best-one, which SGF says will significantly increase its membership and allow the two organisations to work together to benefit their members.
SGF chief executive Pete Cheema said:“This is a major step forward for the independent convenience store sector in Scotland and for SGF.
“This means that every major symbol group is now a member of SGF and we are now genuinely the authoritative voice of the industry in Scotland.”
James Hall, symbol and club director at Bestway Wholesale added: “Over the past year, Best-one has seen significant growth in Scotland with sales up by 15%.
“I look forward to this being the beginning of a long and fruitful association which will not only help Best-one members gain valuable insight and information, but also give them the opportunity to help shape the future convenience retail landscape in Scotland.”