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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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:...

  9. February 2, 2012

    Entrepreneur of the Year

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

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. January 15, 2009

    Booker bucks gloomy Christmas trend

    Booker, the cash and carry group, said trade over the Christmas period was resilient, as its competitively priced ranges...

  35. December 11, 2008

    Detroit’s engine roar no longer loudest

    Detroit-based companies built almost every car sold in the US when Charles Wilson, General Motors’ former chief executive,...

  36. November 15, 2008

    Retail: 'seeing no benefit as taxpayers'

    Early last year, Nigel Dowdney decided that the two convenience stores he had run for 20 years in the Norfolk towns of...

  37. July 16, 2008

    Investors push for a global view

    International exposure of London's FTSE 100 companies has been put at 68 per cent by the latest estimates. In a world...

  38. June 25, 2008

    Baugur sale of stake in Booker raises about £70m

    Baugur, the Icelandic investment group, has sold its stake in Booker, raising about £70m and setting the wholesaler on the...

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