Blakemore Foodservice, a division of AF Blakemore & Son, has joined the Country Range Group network of independent wholesalers.
Blakemore Foodservice is a family-run, multi-temperature distribution company with a 69,000ft distribution depot at its headquarters in Walsall, an 80,000ft site dedicated to foodservice in Wakefield, and a network of distribution hubs, which supplies schools, local authorities, pubs, restaurant chains, the leisure industry and independent caterers throughout the UK.
Coral Rose, managing director of the Country Range Group, said: “The name AF 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.”
Caoire Blakemore, head of Blakemore Foodservice, added: “Country Range is widely recognised as a trusted brand, and we’re really excited to bring their range, developed exclusively for professional caterers, to our customers.”