Record sales growth for Henderson Group

Spar Northern Ireland wholesaler Henderson Group achieved record sales, investment and jobs growth in the year to 31 December 2016.

Patrick Doody (left) and Ron Whitten toast Henderson’s record results at the company’s recent conference in Seville.

Announcing the results at the company’s wholesale conference in Seville, Ron Whitten, group chief financial officer, and Patrick Doody, sales & marketing director, said turnover rose by 6% to £699.3 million despite pressure in the grocery and foodservice sectors.

Pre-tax profit was £23.87 million – up 10.9%.

The number of employees increased by 270 to well over 3,000.

Like-for-like grocery sales growth was 3.5%, driven by a strong performance in fresh food.

Ongoing co-investment with retailers “boosted the strong sales performance across all brand formats”.

The foodservice division delivered 11% growth.

Tel: Henderson Group 028-9034 2733

Published Date: April 13, 2017
Category: Wholesale Industry News