Parfetts

Independent stores have a champion in cash-and-carry firm Parfetts. The family-owned Cheshire business sells food, drink and tobacco to independent retailers and caterers. It supports small shops with schemes like Go Local, offering discounts on selected products from its six depots in northwest England. Parfetts recently launched a campaign to remove hydrogenated vegetable oils from its products by the end of 2008. Under managing director Stephen Parfett, sales reached £234.3m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank103
CompanyParfetts
ActivityFood wholesaler
LocationStockport
Sales £m234.3
Operating profit £m4
Main shareholdersParfett family (100%)
Staff539
Founded1980
Websitewww.parfetts.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda