Wholesaler Capper & Co supplies 500 Spar convenience stores throughout the southeast of England and along the M4 corridor into Wales. It owns 118 of the stores and supplies the outlets with groceries from two distribution centres, located in East Sussex and South Wales, where the company also has its head office. Founded as a grocery wholesaler in 1901, the company is still in family hands, led by chairman Bill Capper. Sales reached £288.7m in 2010.

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Company details
CompanyCapper & Co
ActivityGrocery wholesaler, retailer
Sales £m*288.7
Operating profit £m*3.0
Main shareholdersCapper family and management (100%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda