Bidcorp UK has announced the acquisition of North West-based wholesaler, Nicol Hughes Foodservice, which becomes the latest addition to Caterfood Buying Group’s successful network of independent businesses.
The comoany will be trading alongside Elite Fine Foods, Caterfood, South Lincs Foodservice and Cimandis, reflecting Bidcorp's strategy of retaining each businesses’ independent ethos, character and approach.
Nicol Hughes Foodservice prides itself on its high level of service, delivering frozen, ambient, chilled and non-food products from its Chester-based multi-temperature site, strategically placed to service the Northwest of England and North Wales.
Andrew Selley, CEO of Bidcorp UK, commented, “We’re thrilled to welcome the team and customers from Nicol Hughes Foodservice into our Bidcorp family. Since being transformed to its current format in the 1960’s, the company has developed an excellent reputation within foodservice and has a proud service record which fits with our own service excellence ambitions.
“Nicol Hughes Foodservice will become an integral part of Caterfood Buying Group, adding extra buying power, regional coverage, and expertise to share and learn from. I look forward to a successful integration and flourishing success within the group.”
The company, which will move away from Sterling Buying Group at the end of July, will keep its name, branding and independence.
Mark Moss, Managing Director of Nicol Hughes Foodservice commented: “'We are extremely excited to become part of the Bidcorp family. The acquisition will only strengthen the business and we look forward to the fantastic opportunities that will arise as a result of this new venture in the future.”