Unitas and Confex go their separate ways


Buying groups Unitas Wholesale and Confex have ended their partnership.

Confex had originally teamed-up with Landmark Wholesale and the arrangement carried on when Landmark merged with Today’s to create Unitas.

Confex is now looking to expand in foodservice and develop its supplier partnerships, as boss Tom Gittins explained: “We recently announced the launch of 275 new foodservice own brand lines under the Core branding which will be ready for January 2021. This will be a focused competitive range that we believe will be a real winner for our members.

“Our future strategy also includes developing joint business plans with all of our leading suppliers rewarding growth and discipline across the group. Therefore the timing of the departure is perfect for Confex and we look forward to a bright future as an independent buying group.”

Wishing Confex “success for their future endeavours,” Unitas MD Darren Goldney said: “Moving forward we believe collaborations must add value to all parties and this one no longer does.”