Landmark Wholesale has reported a year-on-year increase in sales for last month in all categories.

During May 2014, cigarette sales rose by 15.5% while licensed sales increased by 6.1%, contributing to an overall increase in sales out from depots of 10.4%. All other categories are up 9.6% collectively.

“This is a terrific start to the year, and we’re delighted that we’re achieving solid sales growth in every year,” said Martin Williams, Landmark Wholesale managing director.

“At our recent conference, we set our priorities for the year and both members and suppliers were incredibly positive about the direction we wish Landmark to take.

“We remain as committed to the independent sector as ever and I’m confident that our continued focus on price, promotions and continued investment into the business will ensure this great start continues throughout the year.”