Booths news

22 June 2017
North-west regional premium retailer Booths has sought to strengthen its senior management team promoting Nigel Murray to Chief Operating Officer from his current role as Commercial Director. Paul Tidswell promoted to Head of retail With Nigel Murray's remit now expanded to include retail as well as trading, logistics and manufacturing, Paul Tidswell, currently Head of Retail Operations, wi...
28 March 2017
Family-owned grocer Booths will sell its best products in Malaysia through Hong Kong-based Dairy Farm. Heritage of Booths brand promotes confidence Booths has 28 stores across the north of England. The retailer prides itself on its relationship with specialist British suppliers for high quality, guaranteed provenance and unusual products. About 40 of their best selling products will soon ma...
12 January 2017
North-west regional premium supermarket chain Booths has revealed solid growth in the three weeks to 7th January, with total sales up 1.8%.  The period included the retailer's biggest ever trading week in the run up to Christmas with over £10m sales in the seven days ending 24 December. Like-for-likes stronger than total growth Following 2015, when floods closed some stores, sales in the st...
15 December 2016
Booths showcases its Christmas range and supplier partnerships Booths' Great Northern Christmas Range Held at Booths' Poulton store on Wednesday 7th December, the event featured tastings from local artisan suppliers. This continues Booths' long tradition of bringing the quality and heritage of its unique supplier relationships to life in store. Opportunities to collaborate around suppl...
24 November 2016
2015 Lake District flooding prevented Booths from growing its business by +0.7%. Total sales slip by -0.7% Storm Desmond, which struck in December 2015, centred around Cumbria, parts of Lincolnshire and the Scottish Borders and seriously affected many of Booths' northern stores. Subsequent temporary store closures resulted in an adverse effect on total sales performance of -1.4%. W...
02 November 2016
Booths' annual Christmas book and sourcing strategy points to future distribution opportunities for local and global suppliers alike. Nationwide Christmas deliveries As in previous years, Booths' customers are able to order from a broad range of products within Booths' Christmas range for nationwide delivery. The range, which extends across meat and seafood to cheese and alcohol, provide...
21 January 2016
Booths delivers a resilient performance as adverse weather conditions drive 1.4% LFL decline. "True Northern grit" Booths chief executive Chris Dee has spoken of his pride of the Booths team for working with "typical Northern grit" to contend with both the challenging retail climate and widespread flooding. Booths' Keswick store in Cumbria suffered an enforced closure on December ...
18 November 2015
Booths declares a "tough retail environment" as the reason its full year pre-tax profits have fallen by 58.6% whilst sales have dropped from £282.2m to £280.7m. Supermarket price war and food deflation The Northwest based retailer said pre-tax profits were a "modest" £1.63m for the year ending March 28, down from £3.94m the year before. The price war within the market and...
03 September 2015
Amidst ongoing expansion, we look at how Booths is building on its key points of differentiation and driving relevance and enjoyment among its shopper base. 1) Specialist suppliers Booths prides itself on its relationship with specialist, often small scale, British suppliers, with a particular focus on those local to the four counties in which it trades: Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Yo...
23 April 2015
Leading regional UK grocery retailer Booths has announced plans to rationalise its store management teams across its 31-strong supermarket estate.  The in-store head count will be reduced by around 100 as heads of department and assistant manager roles are replaced with three management roles with greater accountability and responsibility.  The changes come as Booths embarks on one its biggest st...