Top 50 Indie Park Garage Group has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Bestway Wholesale.
The group is currently ranked seventh in the Top 50 Indies and operates 48 sites under the Park and Shop fascia across England and Wales.
Sunil Tandon, managing director of Park Garage Group, said: “As a business we were struck by Bestway Wholesale’s professionalism and detail it had put into researching our business and our needs.
“When we looked at the lifetime cost benefit model it developed for us – which took in all aspects such as the cost of goods, investment, rebates, fees and surcharges – we realised that not only could we make substantial savings but also increase our range to customers and profitability by switching from our previous supplier, Palmer and Harvey.
“I am really looking forward to working with the Bestway Wholesale team for what I am sure will be an extremely successful partnership.”
The deal is the biggest to date by the wholesaler’s multiple accounts division and Steve Caldecourt, head of multiple accounts at Bestway Wholesale, commented: “Park Garage Group is one of the largest and most respected forecourt groups in the UK and our agreement demonstrates the real progress Bestway is making in our multiple account division.
“Our commitment to range, pricing, delivery and customer rewards is making a number of retailers think again about their supply partner. The addition of Park Garages to the multiple account business demonstrates that the group has the scale and infrastructure to deliver to large operators on a national level.”
Bestway Wholesale delivered in excess of £650m to independent retailers last year. The launch of the multiple account business in mid 2015, for operators with four or more sites who want a single procurement contract, has added significantly to this by bringing in contracts worth over £75m.