A wave of store refurbishments and an own brand range relaunch helped lift Londis turnover last year.
The symbol group operator reached £1.2bn in sales during 2006, up 4% on a like-for-like basis. Musgrave Budgens Londis managing director Martin Hyson said the rise was testament to its ongoing innovation and ability to anticipate and meet the needs of consumers.
"By adopting a think local, act local philosophy, Londis retailers have been able to anticipate and deliver the needs of individual communities throughout the UK," he said.
"This philosophy is at the heart of the Londis shopping experience."
Hyson added that retailers played a key economic and social role in communities.
Last year Londis invested £8.5m in refurbishing 171 stores and relaunched its 400-strong own brand range. It also expanded the chilled and fresh range to include more than 70 Londis-branded products such as sandwiches and wraps.