Blakemore supplies groceries to 1,100 Spar stores, garages, pub chains and hospitals, and has been busy acquiring rival wholesale businesses, including Capper & Co in 2011, Lowries Wholesale last year and BA Cash & Carry this year.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank43
CompanyAF Blakemore & Son
ActivityFood distributor
LocationWest Midlands
Sales £m1,135
Profit £m21
Year endApr 13
Principal shareholdersBlakemore family (100%)
Staff7,878
Founded1917
Websitewww.afblakemore.com

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