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Hospitality operators turn to discount wholesalers

29 May 2009 by
Hospitality operators turn to discount wholesalers

Hospitality operators are increasingly turning to discount wholesalers such as Booker to cut costs, the company said today.

Jonathan Prentis, chief financial officer at Booker, said: "It's tough out there for catering. Pubs are closing each week and restaurants are having a hard time.

"When it's tough, customers check who's offering the best prices."

Last October, Booker signed a deal to become the recommended food supplier for pub group Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises.

Under the deal, all 2,100 SNP&E licensees have access to their own transactional website, where products can be delivered in vehicles free of charge; their own dedicated telesales service plus the personal service at Booker's 172 branches.

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By Daniel Thomas

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