Parfetts

Family-owned cash-and-carry firm Parfetts is based in Stockport, Cheshire, and operates another six depots in the northwest. It sells food, drink and tobacco to independent retailers and caterers, and claims to be supporting small shops with its Go Local campaign that offers discounts on selected products. It helps retailers with redevelopment, merchandising, security and banking. In May, managing director Steve Parfett announced £20m of funding to enable staff to take over the business on his retirement, in a John Lewis-type partnership. 2007 sales were £249.7m.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank127
CompanyParfetts
ActivityFood wholesaler
LocationStockport
Sales £m249.7
Operating profit £m2.6
Main shareholdersParfett family (45%), employees (55%)
Staff563
Founded1980
Websitewww.parfetts.co.uk

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