Founded in 1875 as a sweetmaker, Filshill today distributes goods, including food, drinks and beauty products, to more than 2,000 retailers. It runs a cash-and-carry with 6,400 products, and also delivers using its own fleet of lorries. Headquartered in Glasgow, the company offers retailers who join its Key Store network marketing advice, refurbishment and special offers. Fourth-generation family member and managing director Ronald Hannah owns a majority stake in the company, which reported sales of £148.6m in 2007.

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Company details
ActivityFood wholesaler
Sales £m*148.6
Operating profit £m*3.0
Main shareholdersRonald Hannah (64%), Fraser Harrison

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda