Strong performances in catering and retail supply helped Booker Group’s Q2 like-for-like sales rise by 1.3%.
The wholesale giant said non-tobacco sales grew by 6% on a like-for-like basis in the 12 weeks to 8 September, 2017, while tobacco sales fell 9.4%, impacted by changes in tobacco legislation. Group sales, including at Booker’s Budgens and Londis stores, rose by 1.1%.
Booker is currently going through a review process with the Competition and Markets Authority regarding its takeover by Tesco.
Stuart Hyslop, managing director for catering & small business, said: “We are pleased with the progress our catering business has made during the summer. We are focusing on listening to our customers and delivering what really matters to them to help them prosper, as we enter the important Christmas season.”