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Booker claims Tesco benefits for customers 'coming soon' Subscription

11 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

A number of Booker-supplied retailers have said that promised benefits have largely yet to materialise

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Booker company secretary & CFO leave in wake of Tesco merger

08 Nov 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

CFO Jonathan Prentis and company secretary Mark Chilton have been stalwarts of the business since it was spun out from the Big Food Group in 2005

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Tesco launches extended bulk buying concept at Grimsby store Subscription

15 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The concept replaces unwanted GM space with cash & carry-style deals

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Can the CMA deal with Sainsbury's-Asda after failing on Tesco-Booker?

26 Sep 2018 | By Steve Parfett

The CMA ignored long-term effects of Tesco-Booker and hastened the demise of P&H as collateral damage, says Steve Parfett, chairman of AG Parfett & Sons

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Tesco UK boss Charles Wilson steps down following cancer diagnosis

10 Jul 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

During May and June, Wilson has been undergoing daily radiotherapy

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Tesco and Booker are moving smartly with Chef Central pilots

18 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

There seems a lot more to Chef Central than what was billed as a predominantly B2B offering aimed at caterers, says chief reporter Ian Quinn

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Tesco expands trials of Chef Central bulk buy concept Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer is also on track to relaunch 10,000 own label products by the end of 2018

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Closure of Tesco Direct non-food website puts 500 jobs at risk

22 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

New CEO Charles Wilson said Tesco Direct will cease trading on 9 July. The Fenny Lock fulfilment centre will also close

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Tesco set to roll out Chef Central cash & carries in all Extras Subscription

11 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco Extras told to clear 10,000 sq ft of space for cash & carry outlets

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Tesco calls for Booker buyer 'culture change' after merger Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco ‘running out of time’ in adapting Booker to GSCOP rules says Adjudicator

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Tesco urges suppliers to cut prices and feel Booker benefit Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

New UK CEO Charles Wilson and chief product officer Jason Tarry have already confronted its 39 biggest suppliers over “anomalies” in their price files

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Two have become one. What now for newlyweds Tesco and Booker? Subscription

28 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Despite all the noise that Tesco was paying to little (or too much) it was the silent majority of City investors that saw to a crushing victory for the merger

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Tesco-Booker merger to go ahead as shareholders vote yes

28 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco and Booker now expect their merger to be completed on Monday 5 March

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The big 30 wholesalers: can traditional players survive? Subscription

26 Feb 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The upheaval in wholesale and franchise spearheaded by Tesco-Booker means a more abrasive trading landscape than ever

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Reasons not to write off Tesco-Booker's discounter plans Subscription

16 Feb 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Are we about to see the return of Tesco’s Fresh & Easy… in the UK?

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Can Tesco-Booker beat the discounters at their own game? Subscription

16 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Sunday Times has claimed Tesco is planning its own limited range discount operation, carrying about 3,000 products

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Strategic responses to the Tesco-Booker deal

15 Feb 2018 | By Steve Parfett

Post Tesco-Booker there will be one market, as opposed to the uneasy truce of a separation between retail and wholesale

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Could a Tesco discounter offer really frighten Aldi and Lidl? Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco needs to tread very carefully if it goes down such a path, remember Sainsbury’s decision to pull the plug on its Netto venture at a cost of tens of millions?

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Sandell threatens to derail Tesco-Booker at the 11th hour Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Sandell Asset Management said it would vote against the proposed £3.7bn takeover because it was based on too low an offer

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Charles Wilson has the calibre to give Tesco-Booker deal its crucial final momentum Subscription

05 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is building a strong case that shareholders should have faith in its management to deliver the numbers

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