Londis, part of Tesco subsidiary, Booker's symbol group retail network, has reported record sales growth for the 2017/18 financial year, with non-tobacco category sales up 26% and tobacco up 16%.
Boosted by 300 new member stores
With total group store numbers now approaching 2,000, Londis has benefited especially from a number of group contract wins by the wider Booker business, especially in the forecourt (gas station) sector. As well as supplying the dealership group MFG, Booker has also won deals with MRH and Shell, representing a total of almost 1,000 additional retail sites. Where suitable these retailers are converting some stores to the Londis fascia. In total Londis is now present on over 900 forecourt sites, second to SPAR in brand prevalence in the sector.
Martin Swadling, Brand Director, Londis commented:
'As well as attracting new independent retailers we are also privileged to be partnering with some prestigious group accounts. We are pleased to be helping our retailers make more and save more ... and I'm looking forward to continuing to serve them especially as we move into the busy summer period.'
Booker symbol at the IGD Convenience Summit 2018
In a dedicated focus session on 26 September, hear from Managing Director for Retail, Steve Fox and the brand directors of each of the Booker fascias, as they move into a new period of development in partnership with Tesco.
IGD Convenience Retailing Summit 2018
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