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  • Tesco are to stop selling Heineken, Amstel, Sol and Tiger Beers due to Brexit

    Shortly after releasing its intent to acquire Booker Wholesale UK Tesco has scrapped more than half of its Heineken beer and cider range, after the brewing giant unveiled plans to hike prices in response to the pound's decline following the Brexit vote.

    According to the Times, Britain's largest supermarket has reduced the number of Heineken products on its shelves from 53 at the start of the year to 22. Tiger, Amstel, Sol and Kingfisher are among the beers to have disappeared from Tesco's stores.

    Sources at The Grocer say, Fosters Gold, Radlers and Rocks have also all been axed.

    The review of the Heineken range is said to be part of the supermarket’s programme to replace mainstream brands with craft beers and lager.

    Although it is also believed to be connected to price negotiations.

    A spokesperson for Tesco was quoted as saying the decision was motivated by the intent to better match the ranger of beers and ciders to customers' needs : ‘We frequently review our ranges to ensure they meet the needs of customers.

    ‘We continue to offer customers a great range of beer, lager and cider.’

    Heineken refused to comment on the matter stating: ‘We don’t comment on commercial arrangements with our customers.

    ‘Shoppers will continue to find a broad range of our fantastic beer and cider brands in Tesco.’

    In January, Heineken said it would raise prices by an average of 6p per pint, blaming its decision on "prevailing economic conditions", chief among them being sterling's 16% drop in the months following Britain's vote in favour of leaving the European Union.

    A weaker pound makes imports more expensive and even though the majority of beers brewed in Britain are made with home-grown ingredients, brewers have been hit by higher transport and energy costs.

    It is not the first time Tesco and one of its major suppliers has become embroiled in a price row.

    In October last year, a squabble blew up between the retailer and Unilever, when the Anglo-Dutch firm raised wholesale prices by 10% forcing the supermarket to cover the rising costs of goods made abroad since June's Brexit vote.

    However, Tesco, which has 28% , the largest share of the UK grocery market, refused to accept the increase, pulling popular Unilever products such as Marmite, Ben & Jerry's ice cream and Persil detergents off its online shopping platforms.

    The corporate row, dubbed Marmitegate at the time, was soon resolved and Unilever products returned to all Tesco stores but only after the government was forced to intervene.

    With their intended takeover of the UK's largest wholesaler what does this market share and buying strength mean for the UK wholesale and retail markets future?


  • Tesco is to buy wholesaler Booker for £3.7bn, in a deal it claims will create "the UK's leading food business"

    UK supermarket giant Tesco struck a deal to buy up wholesaler Booker to create what it claims will be Britain’s “leading food business”, it announced today.

    The deal values Booker at 205.3p a share, or £3.7bn, a premium of 12 per cent over its closing price of 183.1p a share on January 26.

    The Wholesaler Booker acquired grocery chains Budgens and Londis in 2015 and has over 170 cash and carry locations in the UK. Tesco said Booker shareholders will receive 42.6p in cash and 0.86 in new Tesco shares. The merger will result in Booker Wholesale shareholders owning 16 per cent of the combined company.

    This could be seen as a negative acquisition by many independent retailers however as the wholesaler Booker supplies 5,463 Premier, Happy Shopper, Londis and Budgens convenience stores. The shopkeepers own the properties and manage their stores on a franchise basis. This uncertainty will surely leave many retailers worried.

    “The Combined Group will bring benefits for consumers, independent retailers, caterers, small businesses, suppliers, and colleagues, as well as delivering significant value to shareholders”, said Tesco.

    It is thought that while some shopkeepers are worried others see that there may be a benefit in that the Tesco deal will mean greater purchasing power and lower prices, there are growing fears among rivals about Tesco’s sprawling control of the nation’s grocery supply chain and their power to dictate to suppliers over pricing like in the marmite gate row earlier this year.

    Retail property agents have suggested that Tesco will try to sell some stores where there are a number in the same location. One agent pointed out that it makes no sense to supply multiple stores in the same place, suggesting that Tesco would be "cannibalising" itself. Instead, it is likely to watch shoppers' habits over the next few months, and jettison the worst performing stores. While it can’t sell off franchised stores that it does not own, it could choose not to renew agreements with retailers. Could your franchise store be at risk?

    If Tesco is true to its word, shoppers will have more choice when they visit their local convenience stores; Booker boss Charles Wilson pointed to the potential offered by the former’s “unbelievable” fresh food offer. The combined business will also have a network of 8,000 click and collect points, making it more convenient than ever to have someone else pick and pack your groceries. It remains to be seen whether the “synergies” promised by the deal will keep a lid on price rises, or whether the takeover will in fact give independent retailers less choice in who supplies their goods - and hand yet more power to Tesco.

    Dave Lewis, Tesco’s chief executive said: "Tesco has made significant progress in turning around our UK retail business. This Merger with Booker will further enhance Tesco’s growth prospects by creating the UK’s leading food business with combined expertise in retail, wholesale, supply chain and digital. Wherever food is prepared and eaten – ‘in home’ or ‘out of home’ – we will meet this opportunity with the widest choice and best service available".

    Charles Wilson, boss of Booker said: "Booker is committed to improving choice, prices and service for the independent retailers, caterers and small businesses that we are proud to serve. We believe that joining forces with Tesco offers the potential to bring major benefits to end consumers, our customers, suppliers, colleagues and shareholders."

  • MX Wholesale Christmas Opening Times 2016


    MX Wholesale will be closed for the below days over Christmas. We have also included the last dates to make sure you get your delivery before the big day!

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  • Smarter procurement could save UK SMEs £106bn

    Could you or your business save more with MX Wholesale?

    SMEs taking a haphazard approach to reviewing their suppliers

    The nation’s army of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) could save six per cent of their combined annual turnover, according to newly published research from Tungsten Network.[1]

    The study asked 1,000 business decision makers to estimate how much they could save through shopping around for better deals.

    Of the small businesses that responded, 28 per cent thought they could save between £5,000 and £20,000, while 15 per cent thought they could save up to £50,000. Based on these average estimates, each SME could save £19,663 each year, which when multiplied across the UK’s 5.4 million SMEs adds up to £106 billion.

    Richard Hurwitz, CEO at Tungsten Network, commented: “If British SMEs could realise even a small percentage of the estimated savings identified in the report, profitability would soar and working capital as well as cash flow would be significantly improved, allowing businesses to be more agile and flexible. With a clear procurement strategy, the potential savings are considerable and this research just highlights the value of having good market intelligence.

    “Smarter procurement would enable the UK’s SMEs to invest more capital back into their business, so they are prepared for whatever opportunities or risks may come their way. In an age where finance can be hard to come by, bringing efficiencies to the procure-to-pay work stream can be a value enhancing initiative. As SMEs make up 99.9% of all private sector businesses in the UK, the impact on the economy would be considerable.”

    The study also looked at the views of decision makers on the importance of procurement. Interestingly, those from small businesses believe it plays a more prominent role than sales or marketing.

    Asked how frequently businesses reviewed their list of suppliers, a key measure of the importance of following best practice in terms of procurement, respondents from SMEs revealed a jumbled approach. The majority of businesses - 42 per cent - said they review the supplier base annually but only 29 per cent do so two or three times a year. Meanwhile, 19 per cent say they have a review on an ad hoc basis or when they are dissatisfied.

    Hurwitz added: “In order to avoid paying more than they should, buyers need to develop stronger relationships with their suppliers to encourage honesty and transparency. This can have a huge impact on the bottom line.

    “The savvy buyer knows that many different factors come into play when choosing a supplier. Price has a strong influence, but quality, whole life cost, security, ethics, values and reputation of a business also hold sway. Besides, with the amount of data now available at businesses’ fingertips and valuable tools like spend analytics, buyers are able to analyse where and how they are paying their invoices, often uncovering significant opportunities to streamline their invoicing system.”


    article credit Tungsten Network

  • New lower prices on all wholesale smoking products

    Rizla Green
    Rizla Green From Only £9.35 box of 100 medium weight cut corner papers.
    These are one of our best selling smoking products and we've just slashed the price. Compare this with what you are paying as we think we will be cheaper. As always our aim is to give you the lowest wholesale price in the UK!
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    Disposable Lighters from Only £2.60 box of 50 disposable lighters.
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  • New Lower Prices On Wholesale Batteries

    Duracell-Batteries-and-Panasonic-Batteries-WholesaleWe are happy to announce MX Wholesale have reduced our Wholesale Battery Pricing.

    Wholesale Duracell Batteries, and our Wholesale Panasonic Batteries prices have been slashed, now offering you the lowest prices from any online wholesale company.

    At this time whilst so many of our wholesale competitors are increasing prices, with the uncertainty that Brexit has given the UK, we thought that we would try and give you something to look forward to.

    Lower Wholesale Battery Prices = Higher Profits For You 

    We hope your as happy about this news as we are, to place your Wholesale Battery order click here > 


  • How Your Business Can Profit From Euro 2016

    There are lots of events on the 2016 calendar from which business can make a substantial profit, especially when it comes to the highly anticipated Euro 2016 football tournament.

    But are you too busy to figure out what your business could be doing to earn extra cash from the tournament?

    We’ve got all the handy tips and guides to earning a profit from the Euro 2016 football tournament and what you should be looking out for to ensure you don’t end up spending more than you bring in. Continue reading

  • Poundline Wholesale Items

    As a retail concept, the core idea of pound stores is to provide a second-to-none value for money service to customers. Now a regular sight on your local high street, pound lines have taken their place amongst the cafes, grocers and butchers. Discount shops rose to peak popularity during the recession where consumers were forced to tighten their budgets and look for the best possible deals on their everyday goods. Specialising primarily in household items that the average consumer would use on a daily basis, and branching out into items such as gifts and toys for children, pound line shops have been Continue reading

  • Bundles of Beauty from MX Wholesale

    Here at MX Wholesale we pride ourselves on providing you with the highest quality products to stock your business, and we understand that when it comes to beauty products, you need to make sure that you’re providing your customers with only the best. Beauty products are often applied directly to the skin, so you need to make sure that you’re not compromising on quality just to get a lower wholesale cost. By carefully selecting our collection of beauty products, from makeup to skin care, body lotions to beauty accessories and even cotton wool, we’re able to confidently assure you that when you bulk buy beauty products from MX Wholesale, you’re choosing the right tools for your trade.

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  • Making An Easter Chick Jaggy

    Follow the easy instructions below to make some craft products from our Jaguarita corrugated card. Why not print a copy of these instructions and display it next to your stock for customers over this period to give your customers some craft ideas. Continue reading

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