Booker has denied it is planning to launch a new range for food professionals, similar to rival Makro's Horeca Select.

The wholesaler has recently trademarked the terms Chef Pro, Clean Pro, Delivery Pro, Drinks Pro, Cater Pro, Retail Pro and Fresh Pro. The terms have each been trademarked under 13 classes, covering categories including meat and fish, household and kitchen utensils, and retail and wholesale services, which would allow Booker to use them in marketing.

Booker said there were no plans to use the terms and it had trademarked them "just in case".