RNS Number : 9214O
Booker Group PLC
07 July 2010
For Immediate Release
7 July 2010
Booker Group plc ('Booker')
Annual General Meeting and Quarter One Interim Management Statement
For the 12 weeks to 18 June 2010
Booker is holding its Annual General Meeting at 11am today. At the meeting Charles Wilson, Chief Executive, will read out the following Interim Management Statement:
"Total sales in the 12 weeks to 18 June 2010 rose by 4.9% on the same period last year. Non-tobacco sales were 4.5% higher, while tobacco sales rose by 5.5%. On a like-for-like basis total sales rose by 4.8%, non-tobacco sales by 4.3% and tobacco sales by 5.5%. Fresh departments performed particularly well with fruit and vegetables up 60% and meat up 11%.
The business is performing in line with expectations and the outlook for the year as a whole remains unchanged.
Booker has continued to make progress in the first quarter against a strong comparative period last year. We are helping 431,000 independent businesses compete by improving choice, having competitive prices and further enhancing service."
Note: Sales are stated net of value added tax
For further information contact:
Tulchan Communications (PR Adviser to Booker Group plc)
020 7353 4200
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