Londis lifted wholesale sales 9.1% year on year to £235m during the first six months of its financial year. Chief executive Graham White attributed the increase to strong performances across major categories. "We tailor our offering to targeted segments, hence the launch of our News Extra fascia for CTNs and our Forecourt Express banner. Recently we entered a strategic relationship with Unichem to develop a format for independent pharmacies expanding into convenience." The group has more than 2,100 stores and in the past six months members have spent about £3m refitting and extending 150 stores. The company says the Londis Super Retailing promotional scheme and the Diamond retailing package for smaller operations account for 6% of Londis turnover. {{NEWS }}