William Reed acquires Pro-Retail trademark

William Reed; organisers of the leading independent trade shows in the retail market, including the National Convenience Show and Farm Shop & Deli Show, and publishers of The Grocer, Convenience Store and Forecourt Trader has acquired the trademark Pro-Retail from the Palmer and Harvey administrators for an undisclosed sum.

Pro-retail was the trade show previously owned by Palmer and Harvey, who went into administration just before Christmas. The show offered manufacturers the opportunity to meet face to face with retailers, market their brands and give valuable insight as well as show deals to help them in their businesses.

Andrew Reed, a divisional MD at WR said “Pro-Retail is a recognised brand within the convenience and forecourt sectors and this purchase enables us to grow our market leading position for independent trade shows."