UK food wholesaler Booker has booked an increase in full-year sales and said its profits for the year “remain in line with expectations”.
Total sales in the 12 months to 23 March amounted to GBP3.9bn (US$6.18bn), up by 7.3% on the prior year, while like-for-likes were up 6.1%.
Customer numbers during the year increased by 5% to 481,000, while internet sales rose 21% to GBP635m.
Booker said its delivered wholesale businesses is “doing well” and its expansion in India continues following the opening of a second branch in Mumbai.
In the 12-week period, total sales rose by 4.8%, with like-for-likes up 4.8%.
“Booker continues to make good progress,” said chief executive Charles Wilson. “Customer satisfaction for choice, price and service has improved and we are serving 22,000 more customers than last year. This has helped the group increase sales by over £260m in the past 52 weeks. Our plans to focus, drive and broaden the business remain on track.”
The company added that profits for the 53 weeks to 30 March “remain in line with expectations”.