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February 10, 2016 5:04 AM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

Company Overview of A.F. Blakemore and Son Ltd

Company Overview

A.F. Blakemore and Son Ltd., doing business as SPAR, retails, wholesales, and distributes food products and drinks in the United Kingdom. The company operates a chain of convenience stores in England and Wales. Its convenience stores offer fresh and chilled foods, such as hot and cold sandwiches and baguettes, hot chickens, savouries, salads, coffee, and doughnuts, as well as groceries and drinks. The company also provides retail support services; and retail partners programs, advertising and marketing solutions, and training courses for retailers. In addition, it offers logistics services, such as ambient warehousing, refrigerated warehousing, distribution, recycling, and customer services;...

Longacres Industrial Estate

Rose Hill

Willenhall,  WV13 2JP

United Kingdom

Founded in 1917


44 1902 366066


44 1902 602361

Key Executives for A.F. Blakemore and Son Ltd

Managing Director
Group Finance Director and Director
Operations Director
Managing Director of Wholesale Group and Director
Managing Director of Trade Partners and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

A.F. Blakemore and Son Ltd Key Developments

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd Appoints Russell Grant Managing Director of Wholesale Division

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd. has appointed Russell Grant as the new managing director of the company’s Wholesale division. Russell, who has worked for the company for more than 12 years, will report directly to Group Wholesale Managing Director Sam Wilcox and be responsible for the Wholesale cash & carry estate and stores group. Prior to joining A.F. Blakemore, Russell served as Trading Director at Nisa and before then had various senior marketing, operations and trading roles at Victoria Wines, Bejam/Iceland, Amalgamated Foods and Watson & Philip.

A F Blakemore and Son Ltd Reports Earnings Results for the Year 2015

A F Blakemore and Son Ltd. reported earnings results for the year 2015. For the year, the company reported sales of £1.28 billion with pre-tax profits up from £7.6 million to £9.0 million for the year.

Blakemore Wholesale Distribution Announces Contract to Supply House of Lords

A.F. Blakemore and Son Ltd. Blakemore Wholesale Distribution announced contract to supply House of Lords. The contract will see the food and drink wholesale distributor supply a range of bottled beers, spirits, fortified wines, soft drinks and mineral waters to the bars and restaurants within the House of Lords. The contract is worth £150,000 per annum to the business. Blakemore Wholesale Distribution has recently unveiled ambitious plans to more than double the size of its operation as part of its 2020 strategy. The business will utilize the scale, infrastructure and expertise of the wider Blakemore Group to achieve a significant expansion of both its customer and supplier base. It aims to win more business across multiple channels including retail, catering, hospitality, wholesale and vending in addition to launching a new export side to its operation.

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