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Trade press reports have revealed that Booker is launching a Jack’s discount store concept to add to its stable of symbol fascias, which includes Premier, Londis, Budgens and Family Shopper.  This development comes in the wake of the launch of Jack’s branded private label products through Booker, Tesco’s wholesale arm, in September.  The brand was originally developed as part of the Jack’s discount supermarket concept introduced in 2018.

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Following the announcement back in July that its depot in Plymouth was to close, it has now been announced that Bestway is also to close its Batley’s cash & carry depot in Coventry.  Bestway aims for its customers currently serviced from Batley's Coventry to be transferred to others of its sites in the West Midlands, with delivered customers being covered by its Oldbury depot and ‘collect’ custom...
Tesco has announced that Booker CEO Charles Wilson is to retire in February 2021 after 15 years of leading the Booker business. Charles Wilson was diagnosed with throat cancer a couple of years ago and has fought back against the disease but has decided that now is the right time to make a break from running the business. Leaves Booker as the biggest UK wholesaler with a unique breadth of capa...
Data shared by Tesco in its Q1 performance update to 30 May provides the first public statement showing detail of the full impact of the pandemic emergency on the wholesaling channel, indicating the specific scale of the asymmetrical effects on retail versus foodservice business.  With total sales for the period boosted to 6.1% by the acquisition of Best Foods in March, Booker’s net like-for-like...

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03/11/2020
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Booker.
25/09/2020
Drawing on the IGD Convenience Retailing Survey 2020 (supplemented with data from the Retail Data Partnership) we put the numbers on sector performance in the first half of the year and share our projections for the full-year out-turn plus the outlook to 2022.
20/07/2020
Reviewing the sector performance indicators for Q2 2020, we explore the impacts of the pandemic lockdown on the grocery & foodservice sector and provide an interim forecast for the full year.
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