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    1. October 16, 2014

      Booker benefits from warmer weather

      Clothing retailers are complaining about selling too few coats and jumpers in the warm autumn weather. But for Booker, the...

    2. September 18, 2014

      Booker shrugs off supermarket price war

      Booker, the cash and carry wholesaler, shrugged off the supermarket price war and falling commodity prices to report better...

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    1. July 9, 2014

      Booker rolls out new breed of local discount store

      Sunita and Suresh Kanji are proudly showing off their new convenience store in the Little Hulton area of Manchester. The...

    2. June 26, 2014

      LSE: a bigger cheese

      As a Frenchman, lunch has symbolic importance for Xavier Rolet, chief executive. of the London Stock Exchange. No one is...

    3. May 22, 2014

      Booker shares out good times after Makro boost

      Booker, the cash-and-carry wholesaler, is to return another £60m to shareholders after its sales and profits were boosted by...

    4. April 3, 2014

      Booker sales defy food retailing gloom

      Booker, Britain’s biggest cash-and-carry wholesaler, defied the gloom in the food retail sector to increase sales by 16.3...

    5. November 29, 2013

      Experian falls on slower growth fears

      Experian was the sharpest faller in a flat London market yesterday as growth worries led its joint house broker to advise...

    6. October 17, 2013

      Booker shareholders to carry off an extra cash payout

      Booker, the food wholesaler, is to return £60m to shareholders – underlining its turnround from a heavily indebted company...

    7. July 10, 2013

      British wholesaler Booker expects heatwave to boost small businesses

      Many of Britain’s small businesses are set for a lift in trade from the recent warm weather, Booker predicted, as the...

    8. April 4, 2013

      Booker set to clear final Makro hurdle

      Booker is expected to get regulatory clearance to acquire Makro UK, the British cash-and-carry business of German group...

    9. October 18, 2012

      Booker raises sales targets on Makro deal

      Booker, the cash and carry wholesaler, has increased its first-half pre-tax profit by 13 per cent and raised its sales...

    10. September 20, 2012

      Booker notches up sales increase

      Cash and carry wholesaler Booker shrugged off inclement weather and potential disruption from the UK’s summer of special...

    11. May 30, 2012

      Booker buys Metro’s British operations

      Booker, the UK cash and carry wholesaler, has agreed to buy the struggling British operations of Metro in a cash and shares...

    12. April 5, 2012

      Booker continues strong run

      Booker continued its strong run of performance in the final quarter of its financial year, helped by an increase in sales to...

    13. March 2, 2012

      2011 PLC Awards: Success shines through adversity

      Company of the Year Winner: Oxford Instruments Shortlist: Croda International, NCC Group, TelecityGroup Award sponsor:...

    14. February 2, 2012

      Entrepreneur of the Year

      The winner will have demonstrated continued leadership of the business. The essential entrepreneurial spirit that enabled...

    15. January 12, 2012

      Booker cooks up catering unit

      Booker, the UK cash-and-carry wholesaler, is to step up its activities in the catering and restaurant market, with the...

    16. September 26, 2011

      Grim Christmas prospects for UK retail

      From the more than 50 per cent fall in operating profits at John Lewis stores, to a sales slump at Comet, the perilous state...

    17. September 15, 2011

      Booker bolstered by clients’ economy drives

      Booker, Britain’s leading cash-and-carry wholesaler, reported better than expected sales in its second quarter, as...

    18. May 19, 2011

      Booker lifts sales despite ‘patchy’ UK market

      Booker lifted its full-year profits by 25 per cent as it attracted more customers to its cash and carry stores, but it...

    19. March 31, 2011

      Booker profits from search for value

      Booker, the UK’s leading cash and carry wholesaler, shrugged off the gloom on the high street to deliver...

    20. January 13, 2011

      Booker lifts sales

      Booker, the UK’s leading cash and carry wholesaler, shrugged off the freezing conditions in the run up to Christmas, to...

    21. October 16, 2010

      Man eying prize

      The Man Booker prize’s shortlisted authors were not the only ones at the dinner this week waiting for the successful...

    22. October 15, 2010

      Generating his own limelight

      Charles Wilson, Booker Group Having stepped out of the shadow of Sir Stuart Rose at Marks and Spencer a few years ago,...

    23. October 14, 2010

      Booker acquires Ritter for £14.5m

      Booker, the UK’s leading cash and carry wholesaler, is expanding its catering trade service with the acquisition of Ritter...

    24. October 4, 2010

      Takeover flurry behind Aim exodus

      A flurry of deals among smaller UK traded companies has created an exodus from the Alternative Investment Market. The number...

    25. June 19, 2010

      Gongs for grocers

      Midweek saw the Mansion House dinner while media executives flocked to the News Corp party, but the food industry had its...

    26. May 21, 2010

      Booker eyes expansion in Indian convenience market

      Booker is targeting expansion in India as the UK's leading cash and carry wholesaler to corner shops, convenience stores and...

    27. May 21, 2010

      Booker eyes expansion in India

      Booker is targeting expansion in India as the UK’s leading cash and carry wholesaler to corner shops, convenience stores and...

    28. February 23, 2010

      Focus groups

      Pace The recession has done little to dent demand for high-definition television. That has allowed Pace, the Yorkshire-based...

    29. October 14, 2009

      Booker expanding on to internet and into India

      Strong sales growth helped drive down debt at Booker Group, Britain's leading cash and carry wholesaler to corner shops,...

    30. October 13, 2009

      Booker expanding onto internet and into India

      Strong sales growth helped drive down debt at Booker Group, Britain’s leading cash and carry wholesaler to corner shops,...

    31. October 12, 2009

      Delistings from Aim showing signs of slowing

      The number of departures from Aim appears to be slowing, partly as fewer small listed companies run into financial stress...

    32. October 11, 2009

      Delistings from Aim showing signs of slowing

      The number of departures from Aim appears to be slowing, partly as fewer small listed companies run into financial stress or...

    33. July 9, 2009

      Sun comes out to boost Booker sales

      Sales at Booker, the cash-and-carry group, have been boosted by the warm weather as parched Britons snap up the soft drinks...

    34. July 8, 2009

      Sun comes out to boost Booker sales

      Sales at Booker, the cash-and-carry group, have been boosted by the warm weather as parched Britons snap up the soft drinks...

    35. April 12, 2009

      Delisting from Aim accelerates in March

      The number of companies leaving Aim appears to be accelerating. The latest statistics show 37 companies left the market in...

    36. April 3, 2009

      Booker to open cash and carry in Mumbai

      Booker, the wholesaler, will expand into India this year after securing a site for its first international cash-and-carry...

    37. April 3, 2009

      Booker to take cash-and-carry into India

      Booker will expand into India later this year after securing a site for its first international cash-and-carry store as...

    38. April 2, 2009

      Booker to expand into India

      Booker will expand into India later this year after securing a site for its first international cash-and-carry store as...

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