Booker news

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...
07 September 2020
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...
26 June 2020
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...
08 April 2020
Tesco has released robust full year results for the year to 29 February 2020, together with an update on how it is supporting customers and colleagues through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Headline results (actual exchange rates, 52 week change) Group sales: -0.7% to £56.5bn UK & Ireland sales: +0.1%, +0.2% LFL Tesco UK: -0.6%, -0.3% LFL Booker sales: +5.0%, +3.3% LFL Ce...
09 January 2020
Tesco has delivered a solid performance in a challenging UK market and continued to progress major changes to its European and Asian operations. Headline LFL results     Q3: 13 weeks to 23 Nov   Christmas: 6 weeks to 4 Jan Combined: 19 weeks to 4 Jan UK -0.4 +0.1 -0.2 ROI +2.0 +1.9 ...