National wholesaler JJ Foodservice Limited recently released audited results for the year ended 31 March 2019, showing that turnover increased by less than 0.4% when compared with the previous financial year
However, JJ Foodservice is now defying economic uncertainty with a 14% boost in turnover from April 2019 to December 2019, compared with the same period in the previous year.
Orders have increased by 13% and the number of cases sold is up by 10%.
The performance contrasts with the UK foodservice wholesale market which has experienced minimal growth over the past 12 months and is expected to grow by just 1.2% by 2023 (IGD 2019 Research).
Chief Finance Officer for JJ Foodservice, Edward Lanham, said “Our focus has been on investing in technology to improve service and maintain high availability.”
New delivery alerts launched last summer have helped to dramatically improve service by notifying customers when their order has been dispatched and when it is just minutes away.
Meanwhile, product choice has been improved with the addition of an extended range of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh poultry, MSC-certified fish and seafood, and eco-packaging lines.
“Our focus in 2020 will be to continue delivering a first-class experience and high-quality products to customers,” added Lanham.