Unitas Wholesale, the buying group formed from the merger of Today’s Group and Landmark Wholesale, has launched a Supplier Council.
The forum has the representation of more than 300 retail, foodservice and on-trade suppliers from across all the major product categories.
“To be serious about our cultural journey from buying group to selling group, it is important that Unitas Wholesale is the first choice for the category sales experts themselves: our suppliers,” said Darren Goldney, managing director of Unitas Wholesale .
“Suppliers are also our customers and they have a choice of which route to market to take. If we listen and actively engage with them, that route to market will be us, which is excellent news for our membership.”
The Supplier Council, launched in March 2019 with 14 suppliers, envisages information exchange on challenges and initiatives, and clear and fit for purpose communication.
“By working together, we can gain a better understanding of each other’s businesses which will result in more effective joint planning with stronger outcomes,” Darren continued . “We have recently introduced a service trending and tracking initiative which is an excellent example of innovation which will directly benefit both suppliers and the Group.”
The council will meet quarterly and support the group by shaping a number of initiatives, the first of which will be the annual conference in September.