Costcutter is relying on four major suppliers to fill the gap left by the collapse of Palmer and Harvey.
Musgrave, Bestway, Nisa and the Co-op are all providing delivered wholesale support based on their geographic delivery services for the time being. Dumecha joins Bestway and Musgrave in giving extra cash & carry help. Costcutter has also expanded its existing direct to store service.
Additional wholesale delivered supply will continue to be introduced up until the proposed Co-op supply agreement in the spring.
Thanking the wholesalers for their support, Darcy Willson-Rymer, CEO of Costcutter Supermarkets Group, said: “We fully appreciate how disruptive the collapse of P&H has been for all our retailers and providing an interim supply solution is our priority.”
Nisa’s involvement comes with the ink barely dry on its deal to supply around 700 McColl’s stores that were former P&H customers.
Arnu Misra, interim CEO of Nisa, said: “Our two companies have a successful history working together and I’m pleased that we will be supporting Costcutter at this crucial time. This arrangement will increase our buying power for the benefit of all of our members.”