Landmark Wholesale achieved sales growth of 10.5% in the year to April 30, 2013, the group has announced.

The wholesale organisation, which has just celebrated its 40th year of trading, also announced growth of 8% in sales of its own-brand portfolio with Lifestyle Value, licensed products and No3 Tobacco performing particularly well.

Managing director Martin Williams commented: “It’s good to be well ahead of the market in these continuing times of austerity. Our own-brand performance is particularly encouraging after the 27% growth of last year, and has benefited from regular activity throughout the year.

“We are fully committed to the independent sector and providing promotions, products and pricing which will help them to prosper in the face of fierce competition. With continued investment into own-brand, we’re feeling confident about the year ahead.”

The group has also announced that current chairman Steve Parfett will retire from the position at the AGM in the Autumn. Parfett will be succeeded by current vice chairman Sam Wilcox of A F Blakemore and Son.

Parfett stepped down from his role as managing director of Parfetts Cash & Carry in October 2012, having successfully overseen the company’s restructuring to employee ownership.