We are delighted to announce that proud, family-run foodservice wholesaler Harlech, which has depots in Wales and Cheshire, are joining the Group as our latest member.
Who Are Harlech Foodservice?
Founded in 1972 by entrepreneurs Colin and Gill Foskett, Harlech Foodservice celebrated their 50th anniversary last year. While Colin and Gill sadly passed away in 2015 and 2019 respectively, the couple’s children Jonathan, Andrew and Laura, remain passionate about the special family business and their parent’s legacy.
Based in Criccieth in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales, Harlech Foodservice has a formidable reputation as one of the leading wholesalers in Wales. With a depot in Chester to supply the North West, the company prides itself on its innovation, portfolio and first-rate customer service.
Harlech will join the Country Range Group as of Saturday 1st April and will immediately benefit from the our buying power, data and insights, extensive Country Range own brand portfolio, exciting marketing campaigns and promotions, plus its industry leading trade magazine Stir it up.
Country Range Group Chief Executive Martin Ward, who is currently in Thailand embarking on a mammoth 400km bike ride challenge to raise money for the MAG charity, said:
“It’s the second highly-successful, independent, family-run foodservice wholesaler to join our Group in the last four weeks so 2023 is shaping up to be another hugely exciting and hopefully record breaking year. Just like Brook Street Foodservice, Harlech Foodservice are a great fit for our Group and share so many of our values so we’re over the moon to welcome David and his incredible team.”
David Cattrall, Managing Director of Harlech Foodservice, commented:
“Over the last few years we’ve been extremely impressed with the Country Range Group when it comes to their product portfolio, special events, marketing campaigns and their growing buying power so it’s with great pleasure that we join them in April. We look forward to working closely with Martin and his team, plus the other independent members, to help drive further growth for our business and the Country Range Group as a whole.”
Country Range Group Members
The Country Range Group is made up of several truly independent, family-established wholesalers based around the UK and Ireland. With over 30 years operating within wholesale foodservice the Group has strong relationships with our members that are built upon a shared set of core values. Find out more about the rest of the Groups members.