Landmark Wholesale has announced an 8.5% year-on-year increase in sales for August.

Cigarette sales rose by nearly 12% while licensed sales increased by 5%, contributing to a 10.4% sales rise from May to August compared to the same period last year.

Martin Williams, Landmark Wholesale managing director, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that our strong start to the financial year is continuing each month and that yet again, we’re achieving solid sales growth in every area.

“As always, Landmark remains committed to the independent sector and our focus remains on new product development, promotions and pricing.

“In addition to our own growth, we are also seeing excellent performances right across the Group with all of our members posting solid results.”