‘Business as usual’ says Matthew Clark & Bibendum

UK drinks wholesaler Matthew Clark & Bibendum has issued a statement that it is “business as usual” at the company as well as its apologies and thanks to customers, suppliers and employees.

Matthew Clark, Bibendum, Walker & Woodhouse, Catalyst, CDC, Peppermint Events and Elastic were all saved from the stricken Conviviality just last week by Magners producer, C&C Group.

In the statement the company said its businesses wanted to, “reiterate their gratitude to their customers, suppliers and employees as they continue to trade and work around the clock to stabilise the business, get service back on track and build a stronger business for the future.”

Furthermore, all were, “committed to improving service and supply levels for their customers and have said that all contracts will be upheld, and all outstanding supplier payments will be made and scheduled retrospective discount payments will also be honoured.”

James Lousada, commercial director of Matthew Clark and Bibendum said: “We would like to apologise for the impact on our customers and suppliers over these past weeks and to reassure that we are working closely with partners across all categories to bring stock levels and service back to the excellent standards we hold ourselves to.

“We are all incredibly proud of our business, our priority is to get our service back on track as quickly as possible. On behalf of our team across the country, thank you to all of our customers and suppliers for your patience and support.”

Andrea Pozzi, C&C Group COO said: “We are thrilled to have acquired these great businesses, and I would like to assure you that, with the support of C&C Group plc, the teams are working around the clock to not only get our service back on track, but to build a stronger business for the future.”

2 Responses to “‘Business as usual’ says Matthew Clark & Bibendum”

  1. Charles Crawfurd says:

    Good news for everyone that the nightmare of the last month can be consigned to history and one hopes the way forward is onwards and upwards!

  2. Mike Hall says:

    Bibendum and Matthew Clark should merge to trade under one name. I don’t know why they didn’t do this before. You have two companies who were fierce rivals and they carried on trading under different names, no wonder disaster struck!
    It’s not difficult: trade under one name, cut down the amount of lines you have, raise your prices, increase the salaries of your best sales people and if you have to deal with supermarkets have a minimum pricing structure and stick to it.

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