Booker news

13 September 2022
As the Competition and Markets Authority publishes its report into Morrisons takeover of McColl’s and the Asda on the Move banner continues to open new stores, we round up developments from the channel. Morrisons takeover of McColl’s will ‘ not harm the vast majority of shoppers or other businesses ’ The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its results of its initial invest...
13 April 2022
As Tesco releases its annual results, Senior retail analyst Nick Gladding shares his initial thoughts on today’s numbers and what they tell us about the direction of travel at the UK market leader. Strong performance across the group drives sales and profits Group sales growth of 3.0% in the year to February 2022 is undoubtedly impressive against highly challenging pandemic elevated compara...
13 January 2022
Tesco has lifted its profit forecast following very positive Christmas trading. In this article we explore what drove this success and how it plans to continue the momentum in the year ahead. Value and quality drive UK growth Tesco’s 0.3% growth over the six weeks to January 8 th and 8.8% over two years confirms the retailer’s position as one of the key winners from the Christmas trading p...
01 November 2021
We look inside the first Motor Fuel Group forecourt that features a Pret A Manger store. Full on-site Pret kitchen offering those that want a more premium experience Source: IGD Research With mobility recovering, the site will benefit from Pret’s brand-pull and strong food offer  MFG Southgate provides consumers access to Pret’s freshly made food and organic coffee when they...
06 October 2021
Details on the performance of Tesco’s wholesale subsidiary, Booker, in its H1 results (six months to 28 August) show how the continuing influence of the pandemic episode is still affecting outcomes for food wholesaling across the two key customer channels, namely independent retailing and foodservice. As expected – foodservice the key contributor to wholesale growth In contrast to 2020 it’s s...
18 June 2021
Tesco has report small advance in sales in its first quarter results as it annualises against the surge at the start of the pandemic. Investing in online, delivering on value and driving loyalty will be key priorities as the business looks forward. 13 weeks ended 29 May 2021   £bn One-year LFL Two-year LFL ...
19 January 2021
Leading UK food and grocery wholesaler, Booker has relaunched its website suite on 19 January, bringing a long-awaited, updated transactional experience to its extensive online B2B customer base.  Now optimized for mobile access, the new website offers a significant step-on in look and feel and flexibility of use, while retaining key aspects of layout and taxonomy that have become familiar to the...
14 January 2021
Tesco has reported a very strong set of results in the UK and Ireland, with trading momentum from Q3 accelerating into the Christmas trading period. However it also warned of increasing Covid costs as the pandemic becomes more severe. These are now expected to reach £810m for the full year, up £85m from the previous estimate in October. Headline LFL results   Q3: 13 w...
08 October 2020
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 discou...
06 October 2020
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...