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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-home sector including KFC, Pret A Manger and Burger King.

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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 ...
The franchise network of Tesco subsidiary One Stop, now comprising 180 stores, has reported that these averaged like-for-like growth of 6.8% in the final quarter of the 2018/19 year to March.  This completes a run of 16 consecutive quarters of growth for One Stop. Extension of private label playing a key role With growth driven by both an uplift in basket spend of more than 5% and an increase...
Speaking at Tesco's Q1 results call, CEO Dave Lewis provided new detail about how Tesco will ramp up the development of the Chef Central concept it has acquired through Booker. Booker sales grew by 14.3% in Q1, driven by a strong underlying performance and new business wins. Second Chef Central opened Following on from its pilot using the former Dobbies unit at Bar Hill Extra, Tesco has jus...

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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.
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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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