Parfetts

This cash-and-carry wholesaler supplies 15,000 independent retailers and caterers with food, drink and tobacco from six depots spread across the northwest of England. The Cheshire-based business was founded in 1980 by Alan Parfett, father of chairman Steve, but in 2008 the family transferred majority ownership of the business to the employees, retaining a 45% stake.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank107
CompanyParfetts
ActivityFood wholesaler
LocationStockport
Sales £m301.4
Operating profit £m4.0
Main shareholdersEmployees (55%), Parfett family (45%)
Staff593
Founded1980
Websitewww.parfetts.co.uk

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