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Review of 2012: Global food retail highs and lows

Grocers undoubtedly felt the economic pressures in 2012 with discounters enjoying buoyant growth as a result of an increase in value-seeking...

Comment: UK retailer Booker sees strength in food

UK wholesaler Booker Group unveiled a resilient first-quarter sales performance. While lower tobacco sales weighed on the firm's revenues, n...


Katy Askew | 4 Sep 2013

Shares in Belgian retailer Delhaize Group slid in morning trade today (4 September) as investors responded to the appointment of former Metro Group executive Frans Muller as CEO. While Muller has extensive retail experience, he comes to Delhaize from Metro's cash and carry arm and, significantly, has no experience of operating in Delhaize's largest market, the US. Katy Askew reports.

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Dean Best | 14 Mar 2013

Costcutter CEO Darcy Willson-Rymer has told just-food the UK c-store group's new venture with wholesaler Palmer & Harvey will benefit independent retailers and suppliers.

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Dean Best | 17 Oct 2013

UK wholesale and convenience retailer Booker Group has reported a jump in half-years profits thanks to higher sales and the benefit from synergies from its acquisition of Metro Group's local cash-and-carry chain.


Michelle Russell | 10 Oct 2013

Napier Brown, the sugar trading subsidiary of The Real Good Food Co., has signed two "major" UK supply contracts for its Whitworths sugars range.


Katy Askew | 19 Sep 2013

UK wholesaler Booker Group has reported a jump in first-half sales, which were boosted by the contribution from Makro and like-for-like growth.


Michelle Russell | 10 Jul 2013

Booker CEO Charles Wilson said the UK wholesale and c-store retailer had made "good progress" in its first quarter.


Katy Askew | 4 Apr 2013

UK wholesaler Booker Group has booked an increase in revenue during 2012, led by gains from non-tobacco sales to caterers.


Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 2013

The UK's largest cash and carry wholesaler Booker Group put in an "encouraging" and "strong" performance in the third quarter, according to analysts.


Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 2013

The UK's largest cash and carry wholesaler Booker Group has posted an increase in third-quarter sales, boosted by revenue growth in all its divisions.


Katy Askew | 18 Oct 2012

The UK's largest cash and carry wholesaler Booker Group has posted a 13% rise in first-half profits, beating market expectations and prompting shares in the group to jump in morning trade today (18 October).


Ben Cooper | 20 Sep 2012

Booker has said Makro's performance in the second quarter was "challenging" as the firm booked an increase in group sales.


Katie Smith | 15 Nov 2011

UK-based 2 Sisters Food Group today (15 November) announced two senior appointments.


Katie Smith | 15 Sep 2011

UK wholesaler Booker Group saw its sales grow for its second quarter, amid a "challenging" trading environment.


just-food.com | 16 Dec 2010

Booker Group chief executive Charles Wilson has been appointed president of international food and grocery analysts IGD.


just-food.com | 13 Oct 2009

Booker Group's strategic focus on improving “choice, price, service” and broadening its business has allowed it to post first-half sales and profits gains ahead of the overall market, a retail analyst observed.

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Dean Best | 21 May 2015

UK cash-and-carry and convenience retailer Booker Group has struck a deal to buy the Londis and Budgens symbol retail chains from Ireland's Musgrave Group - and emphasised the changing retail landscape in the country.

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