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UK: Booker sees H1 earnings jump

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.

UK: Real Good Food Co.'s Napier Brown signs supply deals

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.

UK: Booker sees sales boost from Makro acquisition

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.

Talking shop: Delhaize CEO appointment brings uncertainty

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.

UK: Booker reports "good" Q1 sales

10 Jul 2013

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

UK: Booker revenues up on catering sales

4 Apr 2013

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

Interview: Costcutter CEO talks up Palmer & Harvey deal

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.

UPDATE: UK: Booker Q3 "encouraging" and "strong" - analysts

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.

UK: Booker Q3 sales climb

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.

The just-food review of 2012: International food retail highs and lows

18 Dec 2012

Grocers undoubtedly felt the economic pressures in 2012 with discounters enjoying buoyant growth as a result of an increase in value-seeking consumers. Shoppers' focus on value led to rising online sales and further investment in the channel from the world's food retailers. However, the year was not just about expansion. Some of the world's largest grocers have scaled back overseas, with the trend towards internalisation slowing. Michelle Russell takes a look at the highs and lows for international retailers in 2012.

UK: Booker H1 beats expectations

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).

UK: Booker admits Makro "challenges"

20 Sep 2012

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

Comment: Booker sees strength in food

18 Jul 2012

UK wholesaler Booker Group unveiled a resilient first-quarter sales performance. While lower tobacco sales weighed on the firm's revenues, non-tobacco, which primarily includes food and drink products, saw strong growth despite fears the poor weather and tough comparisons would dampen the result.

UK: 2 Sisters announces management changes

15 Nov 2011

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

UK: Booker H1 sales up 8.5%

15 Sep 2011

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

UK: Booker CEO Wilson replaces Sainsbury's King as IGD head

16 Dec 2010

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

INSIGHT: Booker strategic focus delivers gains

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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