Become a Retailer

Become a Retailer

Joining a Symbol Group

One of the most important decisions an independent convenience retailer will ever make is the decision to become affiliated to a symbol group. The reasons range from concerns about protecting their business from competition, to wanting guidance from an established name in the retail industry on how to drive their retail sales forward.

Whatever the reason, the Henderson Group can offer independent retailers a partnership where our key aim is to drive your retail sales and margin.

Buying Power

The Henderson Group has the buying power of over £3bn. This means that Retailers can be confident that they are buying at the right price through their chosen wholesale partner.


Henderson Group head office is located in Mallusk and employs over 2,400 people. Retailers can benefit from a proactive response to any issues or enquiries, with on the ground support.


It is the largest distribution contractor to convenience stores of its kind in the province, supplying over 400 stores across five brands.

Knowledge Share

The Group consists of four companies, each operating under the Henderson name – Henderson Wholesale, Henderson Retail, Henderson Group Property and Henderson Foodservice. SPAR retailers can gain expertise and advice from across the whole Group.