Blakemore reports 19% annual sales growth


AF Blakemore has achieved 19% annual sales growth to £1.19bn, underpinned by performance in the Spar symbol group.

The news came in company results for the year ending 1 May, 2022. AF Blakemore chairman Peter Blakemore said: “This has been delivered by a robust performance across our core Spar network and our ability to use opportunities across recovery sectors such as travel and foodservice.”

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He added that the opening of a new distribution centre in Bedford “provides supply chain security to all our trade partners and has enabled greater stock holding at a time when many manufacturers were struggling with inbound availability”.

Despite the sales rise, Blakemore experienced a pre-tax loss of £3.3m.

Alex Yau has four years of experience breaking exclusive news stories across the retail, wholesale and telecommunications markets. He is a wholesale and convenience expert, and has interviewed c-level executives from Booker, Tesco, Spar, Co-op, EE, BT, Vodafone and Samsung, alongside Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Alex can be reached on or


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