Palmer and Harvey is the UK’s number 1 delivered wholesaler, with an annual turnover of more than £4billion, serving multiple, convenience, forecourt and CTN retail outlets. Since our inception 90 years ago, the company has grown through a mixture of organic growth and targeted acquisitions. Our industry-leading delivery network of 15 regional depots serves over 88,000 UK retail outlets, and places Palmer and Harvey within two hours of each and every customer. A diverse fleet of over 1,000 vehicles makes more than 60,000 deliveries every week, in every UK postcode.
As a key supply partner to major UK grocery multiples and the Number 1 delivered wholesaler to the UK convenience market, Palmer and Harvey supplies some 14,000 ambient (including alcohol), chilled and frozen product lines. We also hold direct distribution contracts with major UK manufacturers. Palmer and Harvey can cater to different sizes of organisations thanks to our flexible network and diverse fleet, which also includes a direct van sales operation to service smaller accounts.
Palmer and Harvey is one of the largest privately owned companies in the country, wholly owned by its current and former employees. Customer engagement, productivity and profitability are enhanced as employees share in the company’s success. Employee ownership underpins Palmer and Harvey’s unique culture and has played a key role in company growth.
Recently, we asked Palmer and Harvey customers to tell us what they really thought about us, and we were delighted with the results. Our customers told us that we deliver on our promises, with a fantastic 93% happy with our service. They also love our prices, with two out of three confirming that we’re as good as or even cheaper than their Cash & Carry. And because we do listen, we know where to improve too. Real improvement, based on real customer opinion – that’s how we deliver a better service.