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Consolidation and evolving shopper trends are impacting convenience retailers and the channel more widely. In the convenience retailing stream of IGD Live, Costcutter shared the benefits it is realising from ranging for local catchments, while the founder of Thorntons Budgens, Andrew Thornton, discussed his initiatives to remove plastic from its operations.

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Thornton’s Budgens in Belsize Park, London, has launched a new range of plastic-free products, including store cupboard essentials, drinks and personal care products. Unpackaged range At the end of 2018, Thornton's Budgens store in Camden switched more than 1,700 product lines to plastic-free packaging, with the aim of becoming "virtually plastic-free" within three years. By January 29th,...
Tesco has announced the acquisition of Best Foods Logistics, the leading logistics operator in the UK foodservice sector, previously part of the Bidcorp (Bidfood) wholesale group.  This brings significant incremental scale and reach to the Booker foodservice business.  As well as adding some £1.1bn of turnover, Best Foods boasts a portfolio of major national business customers from the UK out-of-...
Tesco has reported solid results for the 13 weeks ending 25th May 2019 with strong trading over Easter, through Booker and online as it began celebrating its centenary year. Key figures Group sales: +0.4% (+0.2% LFL) UK and ROI total sales: +1.3% (+1.3% LFL) UK -0.4% total sales (+0.4% LFL) Central Europe -7.9% (-4.9% LFL) Asia +2.6% (+0.1% LFL) 2019 off to a good start ...

Presentations

01/12/2019
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Booker.
08/10/2019
The latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling sector dataset, evolved specifically to track the key changes occurring in the channel such as the growth of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.
25/03/2019
Following a year of unprecedented changes in ownership and supply, we show how the UK symbol sector has been altered, with new influences now taking a major role in shaping its future.
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An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Booker.

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