Arthur David is the latest, family-owned independent wholesaler to join the ambitious buying group
The Country Range Group (CRG) has announced that Arthur David is the latest family-owned, independent wholesaler to join the ambitious buying group as its newest member.
Based in Bishop Sutton, Bristol, Arthur David was founded in 1962 and now makes over 42,000 deliveries to caterers and chefs across the South West every month.The Arthur David team is made up of over 435 members of staff and there are three generations of the David family working within the business.
Country Range Group Chief Executive Martin Ward says: “It’s a great privilege on behalf of the Group and our members to welcome the Arthur David team to our growing family. Ever since Arthur David first opened as a fruit and veg merchant back in 1962, his company’s success has been based on great people, hard work, dedication and supreme customer service. It couldn’t be a better fit for CRG and we can’t wait to have it as a member and get the exciting partnership started.”
Arthur David will join the Country Range Group as of 1st January 2024 providing it with instant access to the Group’s buying power, analysis, data and insights, the formidable Country Range own brand portfolio, group publications as well as the wide-ranging marketing campaigns and promotions.
Alex Rall, Managing Director of Arthur David, adds: “While many independent wholesale businesses are being swallowed up by the big players in the industry, we’re immensely proud of our independence, we love what we do and remain passionate about our customers. The Country Range Group has been leading the way and carrying the torch for independent wholesale businesses, so we’re delighted to be part of the family and look forward to working closely with the other members to drive further success.”
Arthur David follows Brook Street Foodservice and Harlech Foodservice as the third new member to join the Country Range Group within the last 12 months.
It’s been a busy year for the Country Range Group, with a record breaking CRG annual event and the roll-out of a refresh across the award-winning Country Range own brand portfolio including a new logo and branding, new packaging designs, photography and the introduction of a new premium tier of products, under the Country Range Signature brand.
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