Updated: Jun 28
We were proud to support the Women in Wholesale conference this week – JJ Foodservice has been an official supporter of the initiative – which is designed to support and progress females in the sector – since it first started in 2016.
The day was attended by the UK’s top wholesalers, convenience retailers and FMCG brands – we were delighted to have our Head of Operations, Sedat Kaan Hendekli (pictured below), on the expert panel.
Hendekli revealed how JJ Foodservice’s ‘Warehouse Women’ campaign has taken female representation on the depot floor from 0% to 17%. This, he said, has changed the way, staff communicate with each other, citing women as a positive influence in terms of attendance and attention to detail. Whereas the proposal was met with uncertainty initially, he said, “Warehouse supervisors are actively looking for women now.”
JJ Foodservice is the official sponsor of Women in Wholesale’s photography and videography – below you can see a sample of the excellent pictures taken by our talented photographer Samson!
Women in Wholesale is founded and organised by JJ’s Head of Comms Elit Rowland.