This convenience store supplier used to run 800 Mace, Your Store and Supershop sites, but in 2013 it struck a deal for rival Costcutter to take control of the shops, with Palmer and Harvey now supplying Costcutter. The company is run by chief executive Chris Etherington, 61.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank7
CompanyPalmer and Harvey
ActivityWholesale distributor
LocationEast Sussex
Sales £m4,233
Profit £m37
Year endApr 13
Principal shareholdersManagement and employees (74%), former employees (26%)
Staff3,542
Founded1925
Websitewww.palmerharvey.co.uk

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