Booths news

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...
25 March 2015
Q1 2015 has seen some major changes to several UK retailers' senior teams as the grocery industry faces yet another challenging year. Here we summarise the most significant changes. Asda Asda CEO and president Andy Clarke has streamlined his senior team by promoting existing directors to drive forward the strengthening the Asda brand: Barry Williams has been promoted to chief...
06 February 2015
Upmarket northern grocer Booths has appointed Chief Operating Officer Chris Dee to the new position of Chief Executive Officer, to take forward its ambitious expansion plans. Dee to develop and grow Booths Dee has been with Booths for 20 years and will report to Chairman Edwin Booth as CEO. Having joined as wines & spirits buyer, he became trading director in 2009. He is credited with forging...
24 October 2014
High profile UK regional retailer, Booths has revealed it is to significantly step up store openings over the next 18 months, with five new sites considerably outstripping its established pace of one a year, and boosting store numbers to 34.  A report in Retail Week also indicates that the company aims to establish its national delivery service, now launched just for the Christmas season to be ma...