Booker news

04 April 2013
Leading UK wholesaler Booker has announced like-for-like sales up 2.2% in the final quarter (12 weeks to 29 March) of its 2012/13 financial period, driving total sales for the full year up 3.5% overall (3.3% L4L) to reach £4.0bn, excluding the Makro business acquired last year. Non-tobacco and catering keys to growth Though the sales trend has slowed from Q3, the drag has come from tobacco ...
14 March 2013
The Competition Commission has announced its summary of provisional findings from its investigation into the acquisition of Makro by leading UK wholesaler, Booker.  These indicate that it has found no significant case against the deal on competition grounds, and therefore it is likely to recommend that Booker may proceed with integration without the need for disposals or other remedies. No lesseni...
17 January 2013
Leading UK wholesaler Booker has announced performance figures for the third quarter of its 2012/13 financial year, with total sales up 3.1%.  Sales of non-tobacco products provided the strongest element of growth up 4.2%, while tobacco sales (still accounting for around a third of the total) increased by 1.3%. Growth primarily like-for-like Much of Booker's total growth is being generate...
14 January 2013
Leading UK wholesaler Booker has re-emphasised its value offer for both its retailing and catering customers at the outset of 2013, with targeted and sustained activity to support the business needs of both groups. 40% POR offers for retailers To help boost the margins of independent retailers, Booker has launched a wide-ranging promotional offer on over 400 key lines for the small store of...