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Eighth BmoreLocal… store opens in South Yorkshire

September 14, 2017

Blakemore Wholesale has increased its presence in the north of England by opening its eighth Bmorelocal… store in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

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Wolverhampton Cash & Carry Celebrates Relaunch

August 04, 2017

Blakemore Wholesale has relaunched its Wolverhampton Cash & Carry depot as part of a company-wide strategic plan to reposition its depots nationwide

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Black Country Chamber of Commerce Appoints Julie Cunningham Vice President

August 01, 2017

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce appoints A.F. Blakemore’s Wholesale Finance Director, Julie Cunningham, as its new Vice President

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A.F. Blakemore Scoops Two HIM Wholesale Awards

July 04, 2017

A.F. Blakemore picks up two top accolades at the HIM Wholesale Awards 2017

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Blakemore Wholesale Calls Upon Suppliers to Support New Catering and On-Trade Strategy

June 15, 2017

Blakemore Wholesale has called upon its supplier base to support a new strategy that seeks to double the business’s catering and on-trade sales over the next three years

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Blakemore Wholesale Launches Mobile Ordering App

May 22, 2017

Blakemore Wholesale has launched a brand new mobile ordering platform giving customers the ease of ordering on the go

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Second Bmorelocal… Store to Open in South Wales

May 17, 2017

Blakemore Wholesale has increased its presence in South Wales by opening its second Bmorelocal… store in Ammanford, Carmathenshire.

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A.F. Blakemore Extends Charitable Giving Scheme for Bmorelocal Retailers

April 10, 2017

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd has extended the offering of its charitable trust to provide additional support to its independent retailers

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Bmorelocal… Store opens in North Wales

April 10, 2017

Blakemore Wholesale has opened its first Bmorelocal… store in North Wales, bringing the total number of stores to six.

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Latest Bmorelocal Store Opens in North East

March 01, 2017

Blakemore Wholesale has opened a fifth premium convenience store in Newcastle upon Tyne under the banner Bmorelocal

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Blakemore Wholesale Celebrates Trade Show Success

February 28, 2017

Blakemore Wholesale hosts a series of trade shows offering customers exclusive deals and prices

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Blakemore Wholesale Opens Fourth Bmorelocal Store

November 29, 2016

Blakemore Wholesale opens a new Bmorelocal store in the North East of England

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Gateshead Cash & Carry Crowned Delivered Depot of the Year

November 28, 2016

Blakemore Wholesale’s Gateshead Cash & Carry is named Delivered Depot of the Year at the prestigious Landmark Wholesale Annual Awards and Gala Dinner 2016

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Blakemore Wholesale Celebrates Top Retailers at Glittering Awards Evening

October 19, 2016

Blakemore Wholesale recognised its top retailers at their second annual Retailer of the Year Grand Awards Evening and Gala Dinner.

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Further Bmorelocal Store Opens in Grimsby

October 04, 2016

Blakemore Wholesale opens a third premium convenience store in the Grimsby area under the banner Bmorelocal

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A.F. Blakemore Invests £1m in Penrith Depot

August 08, 2016

Blakemore Wholesale has invested £1 million in their Penrith depot as they look to significantly expand their presence across Cumbria and the Lake District.

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SPAR and Wholesale Golf Days Swing into Action

August 02, 2016

More than 500 guests attend Blakemore Wholesale’s annual Charity Golf Day and the Meridian & Welsh Guild Golf & Leisure Day

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Blakemore Wholesale Retailer Wins First Heineken @StarRetailer Competition

July 25, 2016

Star Retailer, HEINEKEN’s category advice platform, announced Blakemore Wholesale retailer Bay Bashir as the first winner of the recently launched Twitter competition through its @StarRetailer channel.

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Barnsley Cash & Carry Depot Raises Over £500 for Local Children’s Hospice

July 20, 2016

Employees from Blakemore Wholesale Barnsley held a depot fun day in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

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First Bmorelocal Stores Launch

June 28, 2016

Blakemore Wholesale introduces the first of its Bmorelocal stores in Grimsby

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Blakemore Wholesale Fun Day Raises Almost £700 for Guide Dogs Charity

June 03, 2016

Employees at the Wolverhampton cash and carry depot and Wholesale Trading department hosted a jam-packed fundraiser on May 26th 2016 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

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Blakemore Wholesale Launches New Bmorelocal Fascia

June 01, 2016

Blakemore Wholesale unveils a brand new premium fascia to the independent retail market

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Blakemore Wholesale Trade Shows Return for 2016

May 04, 2016

Blakemore Wholesale hosts a second round of one-day trade shows following the success of previous events held in October 2015

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Lifestyle Express Retailer Drives Away with Top Prize

March 29, 2016

A lucky Lifestyle Express retailer from Grimsby has driven away with a top prize as part of a national supplier competition.

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Easter Giving Eggstravaganza

March 29, 2016

A.F. Blakemore employees put the ‘spring’ into Easter with a boost of charitable giving

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New Operations Director for Blakemore Wholesale

March 03, 2016

Blakemore Wholesale appoints Paul Rabone as the division’s new operations director

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A.F. Blakemore Graduate Scheme Returns for 2016

March 01, 2016

The two-year programme aims to develop future leaders for the company and will take on five graduates across four areas of the business

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Better Wholesaling Catches Up with Penrith C&C’s Ed Renshaw

February 26, 2016

Penrith Cash & Carry General Manager Ed Renshaw speaks to Better Wholesaling magazine about how his depot has depot was affected by the Cumbria floods

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Blakemore Wholesale Announces New Club for Unaffiliated Retailers

February 04, 2016

Blakemore Wholesale launches a new club for unaffiliated retailers offering exclusive deals and promotions

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Blakemore Wholesale Appoints New Managing Director

January 06, 2016

A.F. Blakemore appoints Russell Grant as the new managing director of the company’s Wholesale division

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Blakemore Wholesale Give Christmas Boost to Essington Food Bank

December 17, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale’s Wolverhampton cash & carry got into the Christmas spirit by donating goods to Essington Food Bank

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Success for Lifestyle Express Retailer at Industry Awards

December 02, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale independent retailer Bay Bashir is celebrating after picking up a prestigious industry award for outstanding customer service.

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Blakemore Wholesale Launches New Bangor Depot

December 02, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale enhances its offering to customers in North West Wales with the relocation of its Bangor Cash & Carry to a brand new, purpose-built site

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Blakemore Wholesale Wins Four Landmark Wholesale Awards

November 26, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale scoops four awards at the prestigious Landmark Wholesale Annual Awards and Gala Dinner 2015

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A.F. Blakemore Publishes Group Responsibility Report

November 25, 2015

Take a look at A.F. Blakemore’s group-wide Responsible Business Report, showcasing responsible business activity undertaken the 2014/15 financial year

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Blakemore Wholesale Launches Festive Frenzy

November 25, 2015

This December Blakemore Wholesale is set to repeat its highly successful Deal of the Day promotion with the launch of Festive Frenzy.

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A.F. Blakemore Employees Help Children in Need

November 19, 2015

A.F. Blakemore employee’s backed the bear this autumn for BBC’s Children in Need Appeal.

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Blakemore Wholesale Unveils State-of-the-Art Depot

November 18, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale is set to dramatically enhance its offering in the Bangor and Gwynedd area with the launch of a brand new state-of-the-art depot.

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Community Volunteering Steps Up for October Half Term

November 05, 2015

Community volunteering across A.F. Blakemore steps up a gear for October half term, with employees donating more than 150 hours of work time to community groups

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Blakemore Wholesale Hosts Retailer of the Year Awards

November 05, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale recognises its top retailers at its first Retailer of the Year Grand Awards Evening and Gala Dinner

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Blakemore Wholesale Announces Winners Trade Shows

September 23, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale announces plans to run three exclusive Trade Show events this October

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Deal of the Week Returns

September 07, 2015

Deal of the Week promotions return for autumn 2015

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Blakemore Wholesale Middlesbrough Battle the Bubbles for Butterwick Hospice

July 09, 2015

Six employees from Blakemore Wholesale, Middlesbrough took part in a 5K Bubble Race in aid of Butterwick Hospice.

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Lifestyle Express Raises £2,640 for Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK

July 07, 2015

More than 80 convenience store retailers from across the Lifestyle Express stores group raise funds for Make-A-Wish® UK, the charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions

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Blakemore Wholesale Re-Launches Retail Symbol Group Package

June 26, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale launches a new and improved promotional package to help retailers grow sales, drive footfall and get new products to market faster

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Blakemore Wholesale Launches 40%+ POR Zone

June 02, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale helps independent retailers fight back and increase their profits with a new 40%+ POR campaign

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Blakemore Wholesale Launches New Online Ordering Website

June 01, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale unveils a new online ordering platform offering a faster and more efficient service for customers

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Lifestyle Express Retailer Opens Second Store with Blakemore Wholesale

May 28, 2015

An independent retailer from County Durham aims to provide the local community with a fantastic range at an affordable price following the opening of a second Lifestyle Express store.

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Blakemore Employees Support Largest National Day of Volunteering

May 19, 2015

More than 50 employee volunteers from across the A.F. Blakemore estate make a difference to their communities as part of Business in the Community’s national day of volunteering

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Blakemore Wholesale Announces Grand Awards Evening & Charity Gala Dinner 2015

April 14, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale announces Grand Awards Evening and Charity Gala Dinner to recognise top retailers

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Swansea Cash & Carry Lends Helping Hand to SMEs

April 01, 2015

Two volunteers from the depot share their buying expertise with local SMEs at Business in the Community’s Access the Buyer event

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Cardiff and Swansea Cash & Carry Depots Celebrate Chinese New Year

February 27, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale’s Cardiff and Swansea depots join with customers and suppliers to welcome in the Year of the Sheep

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Oxford Convenience Unveils New Look

February 26, 2015

A Lifestyle Express retailer from Stockton on Tees has received positive customer feedback after re-launching his store with a brand new look.

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Blakemore Wholesale Launches Initiative to Grow Stores Estate

January 27, 2015

Blakemore Wholesale looks to grow its Lifestyle Express estate by launching in-depot Retail Club areas to promote the brand

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Blakemore Wholesale Distribution Appoints Managing Director

January 09, 2015

A.F. Blakemore announces the appointment of a new managing director with specific responsibility for the company’s Wholesale Distribution division

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Double Success for Lifestyle Express Retailer at Industry Awards

December 16, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale independent retailer Bay Bashir is celebrating after scooping two prestigious industry awards in less than a week.

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Blakey’s Journey to Becoming a Guide Dog Continues

November 11, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale has donated a total of £10,000 to the Guide Dogs charity following its sponsorship of guide dog Blakey 12 months ago.

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Blakemore Wholesale Wins Three Landmark Wholesale Awards

November 05, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale scoops three prestigious accolades at the 2014 Landmark Wholesale Annual Awards and Gala Dinner

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Cardiff and Swansea Cash & Carry Celebrate Top Retailers

October 01, 2014

The two depots acknowledge their top Retail Club members at their twelfth Annual Business Achievers Awards Dinner

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Andy Dennis Celebrates 30 Years at Blakemore’s

September 01, 2014

Walsall Cash & Carry General Manager Andy Dennis achieves 30 years’ service

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Wholesale Volunteers Support Jericho House

August 21, 2014

Volunteers from Blakemore Wholesale have supported a women’s refuge in Wolverhampton by creating a relaxing, tranquil outdoor space.

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Blakemore Wholesale Charity Golf Day Raises £10,000

July 29, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale’s twenty-second annual Charity Golf Day raises £10,000 for good causes

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Killingworth Cash & Carry Unveils New Look

June 26, 2014

Killingworth depot becomes the first depot to implement Blakemore Wholesale’s latest branding

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Blakemore Wholesale Employee Recognised at Business in the Community Awards

June 26, 2014

Middlesbrough Cash & Carry’s Danielle Russell receives recognition for her outstanding contribution to the community at the Business in the Community North East awards

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Triple Success for Blakemore’s at Business in the Community Awards

June 12, 2014

A.F. Blakemore wins three Big Ticks as part of the prestigious Business in the Community Awards 2014

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Blakemore Wholesale Appoints Stores Group Director

May 23, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale appoints a new director responsible for driving growth of the company’s national retail stores group

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A.F. Blakemore Supports National Day of Volunteering

May 16, 2014

Volunteers from across A.F. Blakemore support Business in the Community’s national day of volunteering, Give and Gain Day 2014

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Belle Vue Convenience Crowned Retailer of the Year

April 22, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale announces Belle Vue Convenience as the winner of Retailer of the Year 2014

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Blakemore Wholesale Support Midland Road Foodbank

April 16, 2014

Volunteers from Blakemore Wholesale have undertaken a collaborative community project at Midland Road Baptist Church Foodbank.

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Blakemore Wholesale Appoints Mark Collins Senior Category Controller

March 25, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale promotes Mark Collins to the role of Senior Category Controller

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Blakemore Wholesale Announces Acquisition of BA Cash & Carry

March 11, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale announces the purchase of leading South Wales-based wholesaler BA Cash & Carry

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Wolverhampton Cash & Carry Celebrates Tenth Birthday

March 05, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale celebrates ten years at Wolverhampton Science Park

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Wholesale Achieves Investors in People Success

February 26, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale, incorporating Blakemore Fresh Foods, once again achieves Investors in People recognition

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Blakemore Wholesale Supports Poppy Appeal

February 20, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale donates a top raffle prize to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal raffle

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Meet the Manager: Middlesbrough’s Tim Cronin

February 18, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale interviews Barnsley Cash & Carry General Manager Tim Cronin

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Strictly Come Tea Dancing

February 05, 2014

Volunteers from Walsall Cash & Carry lay on a tea dance for senior citizens of their local community

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Birmingham Cash & Carry Crowned Deal of the Day Champions

January 22, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale crowns Birmingham Cash & Carry the winner of its Deal of the Day competition

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Regional Retailer of the Year Winners Announced

January 03, 2014

Blakemore Wholesale announces the regional winners for Retailer of the Year 2013/14

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