Strong quarter boosts Booker sales

Booker has announced yet another impressive set of quarterly results, with non tobacco sales growing 3.9% (3.8% like for like). Tobacco sales fell 1.7%, something the wholesaler put down to duty increases. The results keep the company on track to meet expectations for the year ending 29th March 2013,

Charles Wilson, Chief Executive, said: “Booker Group continues to make good progress. Our plans to focus, drive and broaden the business remain on track. We are pleased to have the team at Makro UK as part of Booker Group. Together we look forward to improving choice, prices and service for all our catering, retailing and small business customers in the UK.”

Steve Fox, Sales Director – Retail added: “Despite the tough conditions for our retailer customers, we have made a promising start to the year. Premier, Retail Club and Shop Local 2 Go continue to perform well and help our customers offer value in their store which is vital in today’s market. This search for value by shoppers is also shown in the strong performance from Euro Shopper which continues to drive sales for our retailers.”

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