Several hundred retailers have signed up to Booker's new drop shipment scheme, whereby suppliers deliver direct to stores and invoicing is handled centrally through Booker.
Suppliers involved now cover a wide range of categories from chilled food to flowers, said a spokesman.

supervalu tucks in
Musgrave has introduced Budgens branded ready meals to 12 SuperValu stores in Northern Ireland as it explores potential synergies from its acquisition of the British chain.
Other product categories would be explored in due course, said a Budgens spokeswoman.

vegetarian week
Safeway is sponsoring this year's National Vegetarian Week (May 19-25).
The event will serve as a launchpad for a new vegetarian range from Safeway featuring dishes from around the world.

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