Unitas has big plans

Unitas Conference 2019

UNITAS Wholesale has set out a retail plan for the future, with big ambitions.

The buying group hopes to recruit an additional 120 stores per year to its symbol estate, which currently numbers more than 1,000 UK stores. Unitas offers three fascias: Day-Today, Today’s and Lifestyle Express.

Other plans from the wholesaler include working with four noncompeting suppliers on a monthly basis to send selected retailers a variety of NPD to trial in their stores.

This follows the introduction of Unitas’ ‘Picture Portal’ app, which is used to photograph and monitor promotions, and ‘Plan for Profit’, a new series of category guides.

Darren Goldney, managing director at Unitas Wholesale said: “For 2020, our plans are ambitious. We’re continually looking at new ways to drive up sales and profitability for both members and suppliers.”