Bumper year for Costcutter parent company Bestway Wholesale

Bumper year for Costcutter parent company Bestway Wholesale
Bestway. Dawood Pervez - Bestway bought over Costcutter last year

Revenues in Bestway Wholesale grew 1.4% to £2.55 billion in 2020 (up from £2.51 billion in 2019)

£37.9m EBITDA for the financial year ending in 2020 – an increase of 81.8% from £20.8m for the same period ending in 2019

Bestway Wholesale group includes Bestway Wholesale Limited, Bestway Northern Limited, Bestway Property Limited, MAP Limited and Bestway Retail Limited.

Despite market conditions in the wholesale sector remaining challenging in the financial year to end June 2020 with the catering sector being impacted heavily in the last quarter by Covid, Bestway Wholesale has returned strong financial results with increased revenues and profitability.

Commenting on the financial performance of Bestway Wholesale, within the broader Bestway Group, Managing Director, Dawood Pervez emphasised that during this year the Bestway Team have remained focussed on the integration of Bestway Retail into the business and delivering the associated scale benefits.  He says:

“It’s all about the customer, and meeting their needs.

“The year to end June 2020 saw new challenges with pressure from the grocery sector continuing with major supermarkets such as Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsburys entering the wholesale market.

“As a sector, we also had to absorb the continued impact of the National Living Wage as well as the additional costs and associated uncertainty surrounding the Pandemic and Brexit.

“Our commitment to delivering improved service and convenience to customers proved to be the right approach.  The continued focus and investment in the supply chain (and the business as a whole), has helped us offer better service levels alongside a growing emphasis on our online and digital strategies, which have been a catalyst in meeting the needs and changing behaviours of both our customers and the end consumer.

“Throughout the onset of Covid in 2020, we moved with agility and spent significant time and resource in ensuring all sites were robust from a health and safety perspective.  This was a key priority to ensure protection for both our team here at Bestway, and our customers – whether in depot or for delivered services.

“We continued to improve and manage availability of products during this period which resulted positively on sales and during the year we continued to help our customers increase their margins and profitability. We have also continued to champion the interests of independent retailers – as has been our heritage for 45 years now.”

“Importantly, I would like to thank everyone in the Bestway Wholesale team for their exceptional and extraordinary commitment over this incredibly challenging year, which has made these results possible”.

In early 2021, Bestway Wholesale successfully acquired the Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) enhancing its retail proposition by a further C1,500 stores.  Bestway Wholesale is now looking to integrate Costcutter alongside Bestway Retail.