Blakemore Foodservice joins The Country Range Group

Blakemore Foodservice Country Range group Coral Rose distribution
14/06/2019 - 05:00
Blakemore Foodservice, a division of the A.F. Blakemore & Son group has joined The Country Range Group network of 13 independent wholesalers.

Blakemore Foodservice, which was founded in 1917, is a family run food distribution company that supplies schools, restaurant chains and local authorities. The division’s head office is based at a 69,000 sq ft distribution depot in Walsall, West Midlands.

Coral Rose, managing director of The Country Range Group, said: “The name A.F. Blakemore has been a sign of quality food and drink plus incredible customer service for the last century in the UK so we’re delighted to welcome Blakemore Foodservice to the Group.

“The CRG and Blakemore already share so many values when it comes to integrity, innovation, a personal approach and the development of its people so we’re excited for the future. Blakemore Foodservice will participate fully in all Group purchasing and marketing initiatives.

“We look forward to meeting the wider Blakemore team at our Annual Trade Exhibition later this month and are confident our expertise, commercial foundation and added value customer support strategies will help them achieve their ambitious plans for growth.”   

Blakemore Foodservice will receive exclusive ownership of the 800-strong range of products under The Country Range brand, which saw total sales in excess of £110 million in 2018. 

Caoire Blakemore, head of Blakemore Foodservice, said: “The quality and depth of the CRG range is fantastic and it’s always being innovated to keep up with trends.

“It will be great to join forces with other likeminded businesses to grow our share in the marketplace and support other foodservice businesses in their growth too.”

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