Which? declares best-one UK’s favourite symbol group

Date: February 22, 2018Leave a comment

A recent Which? study of the convenience store sector has seen Bestway Wholesale’s symbol offer, best-one, cement its position as the UK’s favourite symbol group. The research, covering over 6,800 […]


Non-tobacco business boosts Booker’s performance

Date: January 11, 2018Leave a comment

An increase in non-tobacco sales in the 16 weeks to 29 December 2017 more than compensated for a further decline in tobacco business for Booker. Total income for the period […]


Tesco’s acquisition of Booker gets final approval

Date: December 21, 2017Leave a comment

Tesco’s £3.7 billion takeover of Booker has been fully cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which concluded that deal does not raise competition concerns. The CMA justified its […]


Tesco’s acquisition of Booker gets the nod from the CMA

Date: November 14, 2017Leave a comment

Tesco’s £3.7 billion takeover of Booker has obtained provisional clearance from the  Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which said that Tesco’s purchase of Booker does not raise competition concerns. The […]


Booker compensates for further tobacco decline

Date: October 13, 2017Leave a comment

Although Booker, like other cash & carry/wholesalers, continues to be hit by the downturn in tobacco trade, other parts of its business enabled the company to further improve in the […]


Sales up overall but further tobacco downturn for Booker

Date: September 14, 2017Leave a comment

Booker Group’s sales in the 12 weeks ended 8 September rose by 1.1% compared with the previous corresponding period. On a like-for-like basis, they were 1.3% up. Yet although non-tobacco […]


Booker retailers will benefit from Tesco deal – Charles Wilson

Date: May 24, 2017Leave a comment

Charles Wilson (pictured), chief executive of Booker Group, remains adamant that, should the merger deal with Tesco go ahead, there would be benefits for his company’s retail chains even where […]


‘Suppliers will get behind Tesco/Booker merger’ – Wilson

Date: January 30, 2017Leave a comment

The prospect of the combined Tesco/Booker business using its stronger position to negotiate better buying terms has caused some concern among suppliers. However, Booker’s chief executive Charles Wilson has reported […]


Londis and Budgens lift Booker’s sales

Date: October 21, 2016Leave a comment

Despite a continued decline in tobacco sales – down by 5.6% in the latest half year – and overall like-for-like retail income decreasing by 2.8%, Booker Group managed to increase […]


More being delivered from Booker cash & carries

Date: May 26, 2016Leave a comment

The value of goods being delivered from Booker and Booker/Makro combined sites continues to rise. Last year the figure was £1.82 billion, against £1.39 billion in the previous 12 months. […]


Decline in Booker Group’s like-for-like sales

Date: January 28, 2016Leave a comment

Booker Group’s total sales (including the recently-acquired Budgens and Londis business) increased by 10.5% in the 16 weeks to 1 January compared with the previous corresponding period. Non-tobacco income grew […]


Mark Aylwin joins Matthew Clark as managing director

Date: December 17, 2015Leave a comment

Mark Aylwin, former managing director of Booker Direct and ex-chief executive of Blueheath, the delivered wholesale business which was absorbed by Booker in 2007, has become managing director of drinks wholesaler Matthew […]