United Wholesale Scotland has posted a 4.8% increase in sales to £212m for the year to 31 December 2013.

Pre-tax profits rose 1% to £2.08m during the year.

The wholesaler said both of its cash & carries had performed well and that further progress had been made in developing its symbol group – which operates under the Day Today and Day Today Express fascia.

“We are extremely pleased by our rise in turnover, representing a return on the significant investments we have made, which we are certain will continue to deliver sustained growth,” said MD Asim Sarwar.

“We have developed and nurtured key areas of the business and now look forward to seeing them flourish as we expand our footprint.

“This performance is a result of staying true to our core ethic of supporting customers in what remains a very challenging economic climate,” he added.

United Wholesale Scotland is number 19 on The Grocer’s ranking of the UK’s Big 30 wholesalers. Sarwar was also named on The Grocer’s Top New Talent last year.