The Country Range Group (CRG) have 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 make 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.
Arthur David will join the Country Range Group as of 1st January 2024 providing them 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.
Country Range Group Chief Executive Martin Ward said: “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 & veg merchant back in 1962, his company’s success has been based on great people, hard work, dedication and supreme customer service. They couldn’t be a better fit for CRG and we can’t wait to have them as members and get the exciting partnership started.”
Alex Rall, Managing Director of Arthur David, commented: “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 breathtaking refresh across the award-winning Country Range own brand portfolio including a new logo and branding, vibrant new packaging designs, eye-catching photography and the introduction of a new premium tier of products, under the Country Range Signature brand.
About the Country Range Group
With over 30 years of heritage servicing the UK & Ireland’s innovative foodservice sector, the Country Range Group is made up of 12 independent wholesalers – Arthur David, Birchall Foodservice, Blakemore Foodservice, Brook Street Foodservice, Caterite Foodservice, Creed Foodservice, Dunns Food and Drinks, Harlech Foodservice, Henderson Foodservice, Savona Foodservice, Trevors Foodservice and Turner Price.
In addition to offering the leading brands from around the globe, the Group also provides over 700 products, all developed exclusively for professional caterers under the Country Range brand. Covering grocery, chilled, frozen and non-food, Country Range is widely recognised by caterers as a trusted and reliable brand delivering consistent quality and value for money without compromising on taste and flavour.
The Group also publishes its trade magazine Stir it up 10 times a year, which features the latest food, drink and industry news, Country Range brand promotions and in-depth trend reports and sector specific guides to support and inspire all foodservice caterers.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2022, The Country Range Group raised £186,190 for charity with £50K being donated to Hospitality Action and the rest being split between local charities linked with its members.
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