Booths news

13 January 2021
Northern grocer Booths, which traditionally sees a strong performance in the golden quarter, saw Christmas 2020 continue this trend, with results that did not disappoint. It reported an 11.8% growth in sales for the three weeks leading up to Christmas. Key points of performance +15.7% like-for-like sales versus the same three week trading period in 2019 +16.6% in the seven days leadin...
07 December 2020
Renewable energy specialist Gridserve, the operator behind the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm at Clayhill in Bedfordshire (opened in 2017), has opened the first of 100 planned electric forecourts, located just off the A131 near Braintree in Essex.  The facility will now enable up to 36 electric vehicles to charge at a time, offering high power chargers delivering up to 350 kW and allowing mot...
29 October 2020
Promotions, partnerships and easier access wage payments are amongst the ways retailers are supporting shoppers, staff and their local communities through the prolonged COVID-19 period. We round up three initiatives from Morrisons, Booths and Holland & Barrett. "Buy one give one free" twist on BOGOFs from Booths Northern grocer Booths has launched a new promotion to support its food bank co...
13 October 2020
Northern grocer Booths reported 3.3% sales growth to £267.8m, and narrowed its trading losses by £1m to -£0.2m in the year ending 28 March 2020. Accounting for comparable Easter periods and COVID-19 impacts, sales increased 0.2%. Impact of COVID-19 The first quarter of the 2020/21 financial year saw significant reduction in footfall, which were outweighed by bigger basket spend. Booths c...
11 September 2020
Gridserve the renewable energy business that plans to open more than 100 electric-only forecourts across the UK has announced the retailers it has partnered with to provide the complementary services on its sites.  As the construction of Gridserve’s first location, at Braintree in Essex, approaches completion it has been revealed that it will incorporate retail units supplied by Booths, WH Smith,...
01 September 2020
Price discounts become more prevalent, with some changes to "softer" rewards, as Booths aims to make its loyalty card more relevant to shoppers. 5% off 1000s of products  From 2nd September, Booths loyalty members will see their benefits change. The retailer is introducing 5% money back on thousands of products across the store, exclusively for card holders. The savings are stored on the Bo...
11 June 2020
The grocery retailer is working with Deliveroo to offer home delivery service for its products and it has launched a new lunchtime service. Booths partners with Deliveroo Booths is teaming up with Deliveroo to offer home delivery service in as little as 30 minutes. Customers can now order from a wide range of grocery products from the Deliveroo app or website and can have them delivered to ...
20 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Multiples update Morrisons offers 10% discount to NHS staff: From Thursday, NHS staff will be entitled to a 10% discount when shopping at the retailer's stores. The scheme will last until July 12th when it will be reviewed. This latest initiative follows on from Morrisons...
07 April 2020
Booths has launched a next day click & collect service at three of its stores. The retailer also recently launched a limited delivery service for those unable to get to one of its stores. Next day click & collect With its new click & collect service, Booths’s customers can order online from a range of more than 150 products, which can be collected from the retailer’s Garstang, Lytham or Kir...
16 January 2020
Northern-based supermarket, Booths, has reported an increase in Christmas sales, according to reports from Retail Week. Strong sales of own-brand products Booths announced an increase in sales of 3.5% in the three weeks to 5 th January. Like-for-like sales saw a 2.7% increase. The positive result was driven by the retailer's private label range. Booths’ own-brand pigs in blankets and stuff...