It was announced at the Landmark Wholesale 2018 annual conference that United Wholesale Grocers has completed its purchase of Blakemore’s Gateshead depot.
The deal, which will retain all 45 existing members of staff, will see the depot move to new ownership this month.
United Wholesale Grocers Managing Director Amaan Ramzan (pictured left in above photo, alongside Trading Director Waqas Badar) said, “At a time of consolidation and change in the sector, we have recognised the need to invest both in our business and the wholesale sector as a whole. We, like other Landmark members, are firmly focused on identifying opportunities for growth and this deal signifies a clear step forward in our plans for expansion. We have some incredibly exciting plans for the Gateshead depot which we will share in due course, and we look forward to taking over in June.”
John Mills, Landmark Wholesale Managing Director said: “We are absolutely delighted that the Gateshead depot and all members of staff will remain within the Landmark family. We hope that other Blakemore depots will also be bought as going concerns, preferably by Landmark members or others in the wholesale sector.”