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Beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks are among the 4,820 products sold by this wholesaler. Headquartered in Manchester, the company has 5,000 customers throughout the UK and is led by founder and chairman Robin Gray, 63. LWC acquired some of the wholesale operations of American distributor Molson Coors last year, which helped to improve sales growth by 24%, raising it to £156.7m. The company also opened a new depot, its twelfth, in Leeds last September.

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Company details
ActivityDrinks distributor
Sales £m156.7
Operating profit £m4.8
Main shareholdersRobin Gray (55%), John Edward Trust (33%), Ebrahim Mukadam (12%)

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