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
ActivityFood wholesaler
Sales £m249.7
Operating profit £m2.6
Main shareholdersParfett family (45%), employees (55%)

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