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Services: Retail Development Scheme

Retail Development Awards seminar2018 Retail Development Awards ProgrammeBestway offers everything that a retailer needs to run a smoother, more profitable business. Every Bestway retail customer can enter its annual Retail Development Awards programme which includes the Retail Development Seminars and workshops, held in Scotland, North and South of England. These seminars offer customers the opportunity to listen and learn from presentations given by suppliers and from Bestway’s retail development team offering advice on everything from key consumer trends to the latest EPoS systems.

Customers go away from these seminars with the information and knowledge of how to move their businesses forward and can be assured of assistance from Bestway’s retail development team to help put this knowledge into practice. These customers are then in the running for the Bestway Retail Development Awards.

They are judged on how they have improved their consumer offering and grown their businesses significantly through progressive, targeted retailing. The awards have a prize fund of £50,000 cash.

Services: Store Development Category Advice

Category Advice pagesStocking the right products and making them easy to find for shoppers is a key way to drive additional sales instore. With Bestway Wholesale's new category advice section, you can keep one step ahead of the competiton and make your store an attractive proposition for shoppers through gaining valuable customer insight and using the planograms to ensure you have the right range on shelf.

Over the following months, we will be including many more crucial convenience categories and showing you how to maximise sales with must-stock products, top tips to drive basket spend and planograms so please come back regularly to see how you can boost your sales.

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Services: Best-one

Best-oneOur highly successful symbol group provides retailer customers with a range of value-added services. It provides a fresh and focused image, strong consumer promotions, full management support, professional store planning and shop fitting.

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Xtra Local

Xtra Local promo materialXtra Local is a major initiative which was launched by Batleys in October 2005. It is a retailer scheme which offers customers exclusive member deals running over a monthly promotional period. The promotions are across key branded products covering licenced and general grocery, soft drinks and confectionery. Promotional activity is backed by many key suppliers including Mondelez, Nestlé, Walkers, Müller, Heineken UK, Molson Coors plus many top suppliers within the industry.

With this in mind retailers can be assured that all future activity will focus on delivering great value to consumers and strong promotional cash margins for the Independent Retailer. The customer benefits from a six week buying in period across these deeper cut exclusive member deals. The products are offered on a sale or return basis and the customer needs to buy into all the deals advertised on the leaflet to participate. Customers receive FREE POS kits including personalised promotion leaflets to distribute to their customers, order form featuring promoted products, A3 window bills and full colour shelf edge labels. Members are given help and support from their local depot and participating suppliers.

The scheme was trialled in five depots and having been proved a success was rolled out to all Batleys depots in February 2006.

If you would like further information on the Xtra Local scheme or are interested in joining, please contact us.

Xtra Local website

We have received extremely positive feedback from our customers, in particular the Birmingham customer who provided us with the following testimonial:

“Since Joining the Xtra Local Club I have been surprised to see the impact it has made. This has resulted in an increase in takings by 8% within 8 weeks.

They are having the convenience of superstore offers at a local shop”

Harborne Wines
Batleys Birmingham

Services: Exports


Batleys currently supply dry, chilled and frozen products to over 20 countries from Spain and Portugal to Canada, America and the Falkland Islands and can handle orders from single, mixed product pallets to full containers from its modern cash and carry depots.

Prices are very competetive and we have a packing operation which is first class using treated pallets and secure blackwrap where required.

If you require any British products and a dedicated cash and carry approach to exports, with a quick professional response, please contact us.

The mechanics behind the export business are as follows: Our customers either telephone or email orders through to the depot. The depot staff will then pick the order and transfer onto pallets and into containers if necessary. All you need to do is arrange for transport of the goods and send payment before goods are shipped which can be by electronic transfer if required. A full detailed invoice is supplied.

For further information on Batleys export business please call us on 0113 2728439.

GroceryAid Helpline: Free support for you and your staff

GroceryAid HelplineThe GroceryAid Helpline is a free service from the industry charity which offers grocery people support on a wide range of subjects, from financial to personal issues.

How can the Helpline help you and those who work for you?

The free services on offer include:

  • counselling (telephone and online) including help after a traumatic incident and coping with aggression
  • help with personal issues, including family, children and relationship support
  • support for those who care for others through the Carers programme
  • financial support, including benefits information
  • health and mental health issues, including anxiety and stress programmes
  • legal issues, both personal and business
  • information on a wide range of topics that matter to you

To find out more about the free services on offer and to register for support please click on the image below, or go to Remember it will cost you nothing but you will be all the richer for it.

GroceryAid Helpline

Catering Core Range

Catering Product GuideExtensive catering range for 2017

Welcome to our 2017 Product Guide.

A comprehensive resource for all caterers’ needs including quality meat; market-fresh fruit and veg; an extensive range of chilled, ambient and frozen products; an outstanding drinks selection; our exclusive own label Essentially Catering range; great savings on major brands and our Price Hold Guarantee that locks prices to facilitate better menu planning.

Catering Product Guide Autumn/Winter 2016/17
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Drinks Product GuideIntroducing our outstanding range of drinks for 2016

Welcome to our comprehensive 2016 Drinks Product Guide, compiled with you in mind.

Use this as your reference point to source not only all of your drinks, but also your bar accessories. Alongside all the widely recognised brands that you would expect to see, we also offer extensive collections of Craft Beers, Wines from all over the world, Premium Spirits and Premium Soft Drinks.

Reflecting the ever-changing drinks market, our wine offer this year includes a host of newly sourced wines giving you even more choice than before.

Drinks Product Guide 2016
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