A new wholesale strategy by Foodstuffs North Island has brought a number of changes to the now single branded Gilmours operation.

A strong investment programme has begun to develop the wholesale offering and create a network of large format wholesale units operating throughout the island under the Gilmours brand and utilizing the same SAP technology platform. The programme includes closing five of their warehouse operations that are now not suitable to be future large format stores. These include Toops Napier, Toops New Plymouth, Gilmours Panmure, Gilmours Rotorua and Gilmours Henderson.

Under the new strategy that will give a North Island-wide delivery service, Foodstuffs is investing heavily in its seven best regional outlets including Wellington, Palmerston North, Tauranga, Hamilton, Albany, Manukau City and the original Mt Roskill operation.