FSNI makes wholesale changes

Foodstuffs North Island boss Murray Jordan has issued an update for suppliers on the company’s wholesale strategy.

It says it has decided that the best way of developing their wholesale offering to ensure they are maximising opportunities is to have a network of large-format wholesale stores operating under the Gilmours brand and on the same technology platform (SAP), and complemented by a North Island-wide delivery service.

To achieve this they will invest in seven of their stores – Wellington, Palmerston North, Tauranga, Hamilton and Albany, Mt Roskill and Manukau City – and close five that are not suitable to be large format stores of the future –Toops Napier, Toops New Plymouth, Gilmours Panmure, Gilmours Henderson and Gilmours Rotorua.