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Peter’s View

June 2018


It was only a short while ago that I was writing to thank staff for massive efforts made to continue to supply our customers in times of heavy snowfall. The whole team has again risen to meet big challenges caused by extraordinary weather patterns.

The extremely good weather in the first few weeks of May caused our sales to respond and grow by over 10% above those expected.

The whole of the retail food and drink market responded very well to days of hot sunny conditions with customers spending freely on beers, wines, soft drinks, barbeque items and other summer foods.

And then came a change with heavy storms afflicting many parts of the country. Our depots were hit with thunderstorms and heavy rain which caused electrical failures and flooding at a time when our customers were stocking up for the Bank Holiday surge.

I would like to congratulate all members of staff for their magnificent efforts in getting depots back working, in getting our stores re-stocked and ready for the Bank Holiday and with coping with extra demand across all parts of the business.

Thank you for a job well done in difficult conditions.


Peter Blakemore

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd Chairman

June 1st 2018 


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