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Parfetts is a cash-and-carry wholesaler and celebrates 30 years in business this year. The company supplies 15,000 independent retailers and caterers with food, drink and tobacco from its six depots across the northwest of England. It also offers shop owners advice and help to find the best way to develop their businesses. The firm was founded in Stockport in 1980 by Alan Parfett, the father of the current managing director, Steve Parfett, but in 2008 the family transferred majority ownership of the company to the employees. Sales reached £277.3m in 2009.

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Company details
ActivityFood wholesaler
Sales £m277.3
Operating profit £m3
Main shareholdersEmployees (55%), Parfett family (45%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda