Booker has added a sandwich with a two-week shelf life, which it claims will help retailers reduce their wastage.

Retailing at £1.49 and available in two mixed packs in a variety of mixed meat and vegetarian options, each sandwich also delivers 40% POR for retailers.

Booker sales director for retail Steve Fox encouraged retailers to buy in the sandwiches "little and often", helping them to keep food waste to a minimum.

Doing so would also help retailers to "maintain fantastic availability and make their stores a destination for food to go," he added. "Booker is committed to increasing our choice of products. The sandwiches are convenient and with shelf-ready packaging are easy to introduce into stores. They also taste great," he said.

There are six varieties: Chicken & Bacon; Chicken Tikka; Ham & Cheese; Cheese & Onion; Cheese Ploughmans; and Tuna Mayonnaise.