Booker has strongest year ever

Booker sales soared in the 12 months to February 2023, as parent company Tesco declares it a ‘star performer’

Tesco, when announcing its preliminary results, said that its Booker operations saw like-for-like sales growth of 12%. In particular, Booker’s catering sales were strong, increasing by 35.5% in the first half of the year, then by 18.9% in the second half.

Booker’s retail sales improved by 9.9% excluding tobacco. Retail tobacco sales fell by 5.6% and Booker said its overall sales growth would have been 18.4% excluding tobacco. It also saw an increase of 451 retail partners that it supplies.

“Booker delivered its strongest year ever, helped by an outstanding catering performance as even more customers benefited from its unbeatable choice, price and service,” said Tesco CEO Ken Murphy.

Booker Ken Murphy