UK Shop Solutions provider, Wanzl, have secured a sole supplier contract to provide all shelving requirements for rapidly expanding national discount chain, B&M.
Wanzl Business Unit Director, Nimbus Cottrell, said that Wanzl was delighted to have secured this valued contract with B&M.
“Everyone in the Wanzl UK Team should be very proud of the contribution we have made to B&M’s successful expansion in the UK and of this further contract award for the supply of shelving to meet their ongoing new store programme,” said Nimbus.
“I would particularly like to thank colleagues, Jag Hayer and Fay Josephs for their fantastic day-to-day support for the B&M account and for making sure we adhered to a challenging national delivery programme. Great service has made a very positive impression and this has helped ensure a further contract award.”
Nimbus said the award of a sole supplier contract was a significant boost for Wanzl in this sector as it continued to strengthen its position as a leader in the UK retail shop solutions industry.
“Uniquely, Wanzl offers a range of both flatsteel and wire shelving solutions, providing retailers with an unrivalled choice of high quality, cost-effective and visually appealing solutions. Recognition for flatsteel in the Discount sector complements the successes already achieved in the wider Foods, Bakery, BWS and GM categories for our shelving products.”
This year, B&M has doubled the rate of store openings year on year, increasing its net stores by 47 to 479 and expects to have added over 80 new stores by the end of the financial year.
Nimbus said that leading industry publication, Retail Week, had recently reported the following comments by B&M Chief Executive Simon Arora after announcing the discounter’s half-year results:
“Our unique retail model continues to deliver strong revenue growth as we extend our geographic footprint. The business is growing at an annualised rate of over £400m a year, which brings its own operational challenges.
“However, the investment made in our supply chain infrastructure and in other core functions will support the next stage of our expansion.”