Booths news

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...
07 January 2014
Key regional UK supermarket chain, Booths has revealed like-for-like sales up 6% in the three key festive trading weeks from 15th December to 4th January.  The retailer has traditionally traded strongly at Christmas, and this year targeted festive sales with its biggest ever campaign to encourage shoppers to trade into its unique premium offering. Significant growth in pre-ordering S...
09 December 2013
North-west regional premium supermarket, Booths has announced a range of new rewards to boost the benefits of its Booths Card loyalty scheme launched in June this year.  The scheme was launched initially as as e-receipts platform and has enjoyed significant take-up amongst customers of its 29 stores. My Rewards The key new feature for the Booths Card is an ongoing scheme of rewards, which pr...
19 November 2013
Figures filed with Companies House for leading UK regional supermarket operator Booths, show that sales grew by 2% in the year 2012/13 to reach £279m, though like-for-like sales fell by 1%.  Pre-tax profits dipped to £3.7m from £5.9m in the previous year following the implementation of a staff bonus scheme that paid out £1.5m. Boosted by ongoing store development Now operating 29 stores acros...
06 November 2013
Leading north-west regional supermarket operator, Booths is rolling out a range merchandising innovations in its flagship Knutsford store, in Cheshire, with the aim of increasing shopper engagement through customer experience, as it seeks to develop a world-class format for the future. Brings focus to destination categories These innovations, including the first ever wine tasting machine in a...
23 October 2013
Leading north-west regional UK supermarket retailer, Booths has announced that it has acquired fruit & vegetables wholesaler and supplier Sharrocks.  Both businesses are based in Preston, Lancashire, and have had a close commercial relationship running back over forty years. Extends Booths' 'vertical integration' Sharrocks has been a key produce supplier to Booths for many years, with the su...
06 June 2013
Booths has appointed Paul Minett as its new retail director. Extensive industry experience Following David Benson’s retirement in March, Booths has announced Paul Minett as its new retail director. He joins from Panda United, based in Saudi Arabia, where he was director of hypermarkets. Prior to this, he was Head of Retail at Best Buy UK and previously worked at Asda and Sainsbury’s. ...
04 June 2013
Lancashire-based supermarket group Booths has launched a new interactive loyalty card app offering customers a range of benefits. Booths Card offers mix of incentives Among the benefits offered to Booths Card holders are a 5% discount when buying six bottles of wine, a reusable bag after three shops and a quarterly digital magazine. Card holders are also able to log into their accounts on t...