Booker has posted a 3.5% increase in full-year sales to £4bn.
Total like-for-like sales rose 3.3% in the year to 29 March, with non-tobacco sales up 4.5%, and tobacco sales up 1.3%, the cash & carry giant said in a trading update this morning.
Sales to caterers rose by 6.2% and retailers by 2%. Internet sales increased 11% to £704m.
In the fourth quarter, sales rose 2.3%, with non-tobacco sales up 4.3% and tobacco sales down 0.8%.
Booker said its new acquisition Makro had traded in line with expectations in the fourth quarter. Booker aquired Makro in May last year and received provisional clearance for the deal from the Competition Commission last month.
“In a challenging environment, Booker has continued to grow non-tobacco sales by 4.3% through improving customer satisfaction,” said Booker CEO Charles Wilson.
“We are into the final stage of the Competition Commission’s review of the Makro acquisition and we remain confident that a combination of Booker and Makro will improve choice, prices and service for caterers, retailers and small businesses in the UK.”