SHEFFIELD, England, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Vasanta Group is pleased to report strong sales growth in the first quarter of 2013. Vasanta Group sales in the January to March period grew by over 7% once adjusted for the slightly lower number of working days in 2013 compared to 2012.
Steve Haworth, Vasanta Group Sales & Marketing Director, commented: "It is pleasing to see the positive feeling within the Group and positive feedback from our customers and suppliers alike translate into solid sales growth. We are seeing strong growth in many areas with particularly encouraging contributions from the new and emerging categories in our market such as Facilities Supplies and Technology products. We have also seen VOW make further significant market share gains and our VOW partners have enjoyed continued growth. It is clear that our customer focused approach and excellent service levels together with a commitment to stocking a complete range of Business Supplies, is resonating with new and existing customers alike as they seek to optimise their supply chain and make progress in challenging market and economic conditions."
Adrian Butler, VOW Managing Director, commented "We have seen a very encouraging start to the year. It is clear that many of our partners and potential partners are putting more and more emphasis on the true Value Of Wholesale. They are particularly focused on the de-duplication of administration, warehousing & transport costs and the end user service and internal margin benefits of buying a complete Business Supplies range from a single source."
Note to editors:-
The Vasanta Group is a £400m+ leading distributor and wholesaler of Business Supplies & services within a £15bn market in the UK and Ireland. The Group operates via 3 distinct and segmented go to market brands to support all facets of the market. VOW Retail supports sales to consumers via category management partnerships with the Grocers, Post Office, Convenience retailers and dedicated online resellers; Supplies Team Solutions supports large scale national contracting arrangements predominantly with local and central government Public Sector & Health bodies; VOW is the largest sales division offering goods and services predominantly to small and medium sized end user customers via a network of over 3,000 regional and national reseller customers.
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