To strengthen its position in the drinks sector, independent drinks wholesaler HT Drinks has completed the acquisition of 10,000sqft Tyseley-based Kartar cash and carry.

The acquisition of Kartar is a part of the continued expansion of HT Drinks, which was founded in 1985 by Prakash Thakrar with depots in London and Brighton.

Sanjay Thakrar, HT Drinks Director, said: “As part of our continued growth in the traditional walk-in cash and carry format and online delivered services, the acquisition of Kartar is a good strategic fit for the business and will act as a hub depot to drive online sales in the Midlands and North West.”

The existing team at Kartar will continue to be managed by former owner and experienced retailer Narinder Basra.

Basra said: “HT adds a depth of commercial and planning expertise that will enable us to accelerate our growth in Birmingham and the surrounding area and drive efficiencies within the business, this will fundamentally make us more competitive.”