Booths posts festive sales boost and profit increase

High end supermarket group Booths has reported a “strong” growth in sales over the Christmas period as well as an increase in profit.

In the three weeks to 5 January 2019, the company saw a 3.3% increase in sales and a 4.5% year-on-year uplift in profits. The retailer said its traditional Christmas range proved particularly popular, with its turkey and trimming products seeing a record 10% increase in sales.

Its click and collect service delivered a 15% growth and 25% uplift in sales over the new year period.

Chair and chief executive Edwin Booth said: “Booths performed very well in a highly competitive market over Christmas. We focused on offering the very best traditional Christmas food and drink with flair and purpose.

“Customers trust Booths for quality, service, knowledge and our commitment to finding the very best suppliers. I’m delighted with our Christmas performance and the positive momentum that we are achieving throughout the business.”

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