Glasgow-based food and drink wholesaler JW Filshill saw turnover increase from £145 million to £155 million in the year to 31 January. The board also reported a gross profit of 8.3%.
The Unitas Wholesale member supplies 185 KeyStore convenience stores across Scotland and the north of England and has national accounts including the Scottish Prison Service and CalMac. Strong growth was achieved across all product categories.
Filshill, which sends local craft beer, spirits and grocery products to international markets – Asia-Pacific in particular – recently announced plans to relocate to a new, purpose-built distribution centre at Westway Park, near Glasgow Airport (Cash & Carry Management: July).
Finance director Keith Geddes said: “The Brexit process had added a level of uncertainty to the business, as it has done across all industries, but we believe we have taken the necessary steps to minimise the associated risks and take advantage of the corresponding opportunities.”
MD Simon Hannah, referring to the competitive independent retail market place, commented: “We seek to manage the principal risk of losing customers by aiming to deliver best-in-class customer service. We are well positioned to continue to take advantage of the opportunities we are creating and delivering growth.”
Filshill was recently ranked No.1 wholesaler by suppliers in all categories in an independent survey (Advantage Group).
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Published Date: September 2, 2019