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Robinson Young was established by David Robinson and Sheila Elton in 1972

The company quickly started to expand and has achieved steady growth ever since to become one of the few large scale specialist non-food distributors in the UK to cover all main channels, including retail, wholesale, online, pharmacy and food service. 

We have always been passionate about servicing the needs of both our customers and our manufacturers – and bridging the gap to bring both parties together. And we have won a number of awards to cement this philosophy. Below are some of our milestones and highlights:

1972 – Established by DM Robinson

1985 – Doubled warehousing space

2002 – Set up new warehouse and distribution centre in Thetford

2005 – Won Tesco award for healthcare own label supplier of the year

2007 – Won Nisa award for private label supplier of the year

2012 – Acquired major shareholding in Powermed Plus 

2015 – Won Landmark non-food supplier of the year

2016 – Won Landmark OVERALL supplier of the year

2017 – Won Landmark supplier of the year again

2019 – Acquired Bright Ideas Ltd

2022 – Celebrating 50th anniversary

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