What we’ve been up to


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Thames Cash & Carry launches mobile ordering app

 November 13, 2017
The app, which has been developed by RNF as part of its partnership with Sanderson, allows retailers to place orders from their smartphone and is fully integrated with Thames Cash & Carry’s website, meaning customers can begin orders on the website and finish it on the app, or vice versa, providing a seamless digital ordering experience. read more

RNF and Abra hold industry’s first ever Virtual Trade Event

RNF and Abra hold industry’s first ever Virtual Trade Event

 October 19, 2017
RNF and Abra held the industry’s very first Virtual Trade Event yesterday run exclusively through the Abra ordering app and RNF’s bespoke wholesale customer engagement platform BEAM. The campaign set out to take advantage of the growth of online purchasing by business customers. Abra wanted to test a way to engage with their customers remotely and drive increased use of their app. A mix of SMS, push notifications and advertising read more

JW Filshill App a big hit with customers

 September 6, 2017
Multi award-winning wholesaler JW Filshill are the first Sanderson customer to take advantage of the ordering app built by RNF as part of the RNF/Sanderson partnership we announced earlier this year. read more

RNF Digital embarks on £100,000 development programme

 September 6, 2017
RNF Digital Innovation is launching a £100,000 research and development programme to introduce new features to its customer engagement platform (CEP) BEAM, supported by a £70,000 grant from Innovate UK. read more

RNF to share mobile insights at IGD Wholesaling 2017

 September 5, 2017
The Chief Technical Officer of the company behind the Bestway, Blakemore, Abra and Filshill wholesale apps will share insights into how mobile apps are revolutionising the industry during IDG Wholesaling 2017. read more

RNF Digital secures £250k to develop BEAM platform

 August 8, 2017
RNF Digital Innovation has secured investment from former Goldman Sachs Global Head of Sales, Strats & Structuring Guy Saidenberg to develop its award-winning customer engagement platform BEAM. The £250,000 investment will see RNF add new functionality to the platform, which allows businesses to learn more about their customers and deliver digital content through mobile apps in a highly targeted and contextualised manner. read more

RNF are shortlisted for 2017 eCommerce Awards

 July 27, 2017
Alongside some of the biggest names in ecommerce such as Amazon, Apple and Netflix, we are proud to announce that we’ve been shortlisted at the 2017 eCommerce Awards. Now in their ninth year, the eCommerce Awards have consistently broken new ground in highlighting some of the very best online retailers, online companies, agencies, innovations, products and campaigns the ecommerce industry has to offer. read more

RNF Digital become Supplier Member of the FWD

 July 20, 2017
RNF Digital Innovation have joined up as a Supplier Member of the FWD further strengthening their position in the wholesale market. The Federation of Wholesale Distributors is the member organisation for UK wholesalers operating in the grocery and foodservice markets supplying independent retailers and caterers via cash and carry, delivery and the Internet. read more

RNF bolsters wholesale credentials with appointment of David Gilroy as Non Exec Director

 June 6, 2017
RNF Digital Innovation has appointed David Gilroy as Non Exec Director to work alongside the existing management team. David brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience of the wholesale sector having previously had roles with Bestway Wholesale and being Co-founder and Managing Director of Store Excel. His valuable insight into the sector will allow RNF to shape products and services to ensure they meet the needs of this read more

React Europe 2017

 May 22, 2017
May 18/19 RNF attended React Europe 2017 hosted in Paris, France. Day one started with a keynote from Andrew Clark presenting an overview of the new React 16 features, notably Fiber – a re-architected React with (in particular) great improvements in performance. Later Christoph Pojer gave a presentation on the test runner we use at RNF. Jest is becoming a highly polished and professional tool and is critical to our read more



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