The National Federation of Retail Newsagents has named Booker the wholesaler of choice for its 17,000 members.

The endorsement means NFRN will promote the benefits of trading with Booker to its members, while Booker will offer a support package that includes free seven-day delivery, exclusive own-label brands such as Euro Shopper and a 4% discount through its Spend & Save scheme.

Some 12,000 of NFRN's members were already trading with Booker, said the company's retail and Premier development director Steve Fox, adding that he hoped the tie-up would encourage new business.

"The great thing about this is that Booker has been recognised for its overall package and that will help independent retailers build a successful business," he said.