Matthew Clark and Bibendum have issued a joint statement to re-assure Scottish licensees that it is ‘business as usual’ for the companies after their acquisition by C&C.
The statement revealed that none of the businesses entered administration and that as well as all contracts being upheld, and all outstanding supplier payments being made, licensees with scheduled retrospective discount payments will see the payments 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.”