Unitas Wholesale is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of the chairman of United Wholesale Grocers Limited, Mr. Mohammad Ramzan.


He passed away suddenly at his residence in Pakistan on Wednesday 27 September 2023.

Mr. Ramzan was founder of United Wholesale Grocers Limited and is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.

According to a United Wholesale Grocers statement, “he will be remembered for his astute business acumen and philanthropic qualities along with his charitable work that he did throughout the UK and also in his homeland of Pakistan”.

“He never faltered in his passion and desire to help others and his endeavours will be sadly missed by all.”

Unitas managing director John Kinney added: “Mr Ramzan has been instrumental in the growth of United Wholesale Grocers. He will be sadly missed, and we would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the Ramzan family and all their colleagues.”

Scottish Grocers’ Federation chief executive Dr Pete Cheema also paid his respect. “I have known Mr. Ramzan since I first moved to Scotland, from Kent in March 1988, and it is with great sadness and regret that we have been informed of his passing.

“He was a pillar of our industry and a great support to everyone who knew him. Very few had his depth of experience of our trade, opening his first grocery store 1975 and building that into one of the leading wholesalers in the UK. He helped shape the wholesale and convenience sectors in Scotland into what it is today.

“We are all deeply saddened by the loss, and our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to his wife, children and family.”