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Tesco-Booker: Lewis outlines opportunities for independents

12 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

Tesco has shed further light on the “mixture of opportunities” that its proposed £3.7bn acquisition of Booker will present, including the possibility of enhanced financial services and click and collect for independent retailers.

Booker announce fourth quarter results

Tobacco decline dents Booker's Q4 sales growth

30 Mar 2017 | By Simon Banks

Booker has announced like-for-like sales growth of 0.7% for the fourth quarter, despite a sharp drop in tobacco sales.


Booker upbeat about Budgens despite regret over closures

10 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Booker has expressed its disappointment at the collapse of a group of Budgens stores operated by Food Retailer Operations Limited (FROL).


Booker's rivals prepare to respond to merger

07 Feb 2017 Updated: 10 Feb 2017 | By Andrew Don

Wholesalers have begun to react to Tesco’s proposed acquisition of Booker.

Byford Foods Hall

Independent retailers split over Tesco-Booker merger

06 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Booker-supplied independent retailers have reacted with a mixture of optimism and apprehension about the wholesaler’s proposed £3.7bn merger with Tesco.

Charles Wilson

Wilson: Tesco merger will take retailers to "next level"

27 Jan 2017 | By David Rees

Booker chief executive Charles Wilson says that the proposed merger with Tesco will help independent retailers “go to the next level”.

Tesco announces Q1 results for the year

Tesco and Booker in shock merger announcement

27 Jan 2017 | By David Rees

Tesco and Booker have stunned the industry this morning with the announcement of a £3.7bn merger plan


The old labels don't apply

10 Feb 2017 | By David Rees

While the announcement of the ‘Besco’ merger took pretty much everyone by surprise, on reflection perhaps we should have seen it, or something like it, a mile off, writes editor David Rees

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