Welcome to Bestway Wholesale, the largest independent wholesaler in the UK with a fascinating history dating back to 1963. Our founder, Sir Anwar Pervez, started his entrepreneurial journey with a small corner shop called Kashmir in London. He quickly grew his convenience store business to 10 shops and became frustrated with the high prices charged by wholesale suppliers.
Determined to offer a better deal to independent retailers, Pervez and his partners opened their own wholesale business, Bestway Wholesale, in 1976. The company started with a single depot in Acton, west London, but soon expanded to open warehouses across the country in the 1980s and 90s. Today, Bestway Wholesale is a diversified multinational business with interests across multiple sectors. Our CEO, Zameer Choudrey, has been instrumental in the company's growth and diversification alongside Dawood Pervez the day to day MD.
Bestway Wholesale is predominantly a B2B business and serves over 130,000 retailers and 3,000 franchisees across the UK through its 59 depots, delivery network and e-commerce channels. Bestway Wholesale offers close to 6 million square feet of selling space and over 25,000 product lines. Bestway Wholesale has a network of over 200 company operated stores. In addition to supplying thousands of convenience stores and small shops, Bestway Wholesale also operates the award-winning Best-one symbol group which has 1,400 members throughout the country. Over 3,500 independents have chosen our depot-run promotional club, Xtra Local, as their retail club of choice.
Bestway Wholesale has featured in a range of industry publications, including the Grocer.co.uk, BetterWholesaling.com, CashandCarryManagement.co.uk, eWholesalecollective.co.uk, GreenwholesaleCollective.com, GroceryTrader.co.uk, WholesaleManager, and WholesaleNews. Winning multiple awards and as of 2023 Bestway Wholesale is the current holder of the FWT Wholesale Company of the year.
At Bestway Wholesale, we offer a wide range of products across various categories, including Bread & Cakes, Fresh foods, Frozen Foods, Cereals, Beverages, Healthcare, Confectionery, Soft drinks, Beers, Wines & Spirits, Vapes & Tobacco, and White Pearl. We take pride in providing our customers with high-quality products at competitive prices. Our multibuy category shopping allows you to buy more and save more on your favourite products. We stock an extensive range of products, including those from top brands like Coke, Smirnoff, Jack Daniels, Cadbury, Lucozade, and Pepsi.
If you're a tobacco retailer, we offer a variety of products, including Benson Hedges Blue Tobacco, American Spirit, and Moments Panatella Cigars. We also provide wholesale prices for products such as Smirnoff Vodka and High commissioner whiskey, as well as Signature action 10 filter cigarillos. Also we have a vast vape collection, of vape brands like Elf bar, Lost Mary and many more. For those looking for household items, we stock brands such as Flash Cleaner and Febreze. We also provide a range of wholesale pricing for personal care items such as Aspar Aspirin.
As a business, Bestway Wholesale business services three main customer groups; independent retail (including Club and Symbol), Foodservice and specialist Pet Operators. Independent retail is serviced by our extensive depot network and delivered operation to stores.
These two groups continue to lead the company’s march in supporting customers with the right range, promotions and discipline to meet the exacting needs of the modern shopper.
The company recently introduced a multiple account supply division which currently delivers to 28 multi-site operators across a footprint of over 300 stores.
The recently launched BB Foodservice continues to drive traction amongst caterers and foodservice operators both in the private, public and local authority sectors. Foodservice is a key growth area for the business with 15 of the company’s 56 depots specialising in delivered foodservice and with a dedicated Contracts Team responsible for providing bespoke solutions to foodservice operators ranging from hospitals, prisons to educational establishments within local authorities and private institutions.
The company also operates the largest pet-specialist wholesaler in the UK under its Bestpets brand, which supplies over 4,000 specialist pet stores with specialist animal feeding, pet healthcare and accessories. Among these customers is a 400-strong Bestpets fascia operation, Bestpets Local, which provides local pet specialists with a wide range of promotions and advice to help develop their businesses.
The business has invested significantly in its award winning own-label offer: best-one and best-one Inspired for retail; Essentially Catering for foodservice; and Bestpets for pet care. There are now more than 1,300 lines in our own label portfolio offering everyday value to customers and shoppers.We are committed to providing quality as well as value and, over the past year, both our retail and catering own label ranges have received awards for their quality credentials.
If you're looking for a wholesale supplier that offers a wide range of products at competitive prices, look no further than Bestway Wholesale. We know that there are plenty of competitors out there, including big names like Costco Wholesale UK, Sysco GB (formerly Brakes), and Bidcorp UK, as well as less spread players like AF Blakemore and Son, Dhamecha Foods, and Smiths News.
But here's what sets us apart: we're committed to delivering the best range, competitive price, and service in the industry. Our extensive product range includes everything from food and drink to household essentials and cleaning supplies, so you can find everything you need in one place. And because we work with some of the biggest brands in the business, you can be sure you're getting quality products at unbeatable prices.
But it's not just about the products. We know that great service is just as important as a great range and price, which is why we're dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible experience. From our knowledgeable staff to our efficient delivery service, we go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need to run your business smoothly. So if you're in the market for a wholesale supplier, look no further than Bestway Wholesale. With competitors like Henderson Wholesale, James Hall and Company, and AG Parfett & Sons, we know we have to work hard to earn your business - and that's exactly what we plan to do.
How we go about it is that Bestway continues to be innovative in an industry first we launched a new communications platform with WhatsApp. WhatsApp was a safe, secure, and efficient solution that a lot of its retailers were already using, making it the “most convenient and quick form of communications”. Retailers will be required to opt-in before any messages will be sent.
We understand that our customers have various needs, which is why we have opened our doors to the public in many of our warehouses. Whether you're a small business owner or a retail customer, caterer, pet store you can visit our Bestway Wholesale locations across the UK, including Aberdeen, Acton, Aintree, Fenton, Walsall, Wimbledon, and more. You can also download our app to make your shopping experience easier and more convenient.
At Bestway Wholesale, we understand that time is of the essence, which is why we offer a convenient online shopping service. You can browse our product range, place orders and track deliveries all from the comfort of your own home or office. We take pride in being a socially responsible company, and we believe in giving back to the community. Our chairman, Sir Anwar Pervez, has donated millions to various charitable causes, including education, healthcare, and disaster relief.
Bestway Wholesale is a privately-owned business with a rich history and a commitment to providing high-quality products and services to our customers. Our wide range of products, competitive prices, and commitment to convenience make us the go-to choice for independent retailers across the UK. At Bestway Wholesale, we strive to provide the best service to our customers, and we are committed to delivering high-quality products at competitive prices. So, whether you're a business owner or a retail customer, come and visit us at Bestway Wholesale, and let us help you find what you're looking for.