Blueheath

  • Sector: Logistics / Distribution
  • First Invested: January 2001
  • Total Invested: £7.1M
  • Status: Exited

Blueheath was the first ever Internet-enabled grocery wholesaler for the £23 billion independent sector. The Blueheath business was founded on one simple principle: stripping out unnecessary supply chain costs to pass on the benefits to independent retailers. To deliver these benefits, Blueheath created the UK’s first stockless just-in-time distribution system for the independent sector. With no held stock, no cash & carry depots and using spare vehicle fleet capacity, Blueheath operated more efficiently than existing wholesalers, and passed these benefits directly on to its customers.

Blueheath was listed on AIM in 2004 and had grown revenues to £140M before being acquired in a reverse takeover by Booker Group plc, the UK’s leading foodservice wholesaler, in 2007.