Booker has notched up a 5.1% increase in full-year like-for-like sales.

The cash & carry giant said total sales had increased 6.2% to £3.6bn in the year to 25 March, with non-tobacco sales up 5.3% and tobacco sales up 4.9%.

It also served 28,000 extra customers during the year, with sales to caterers up 6.3% and sales to retailers up 4.9%.

Net cash had also increased from £7m last year to around £27m, while chief executive Charles Wilson said profits remained in line with expectations.

“The UK economy is expected to remain challenging for the next year but we are committed to helping our customers prosper amid the economic uncertainties,” he added.

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