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Coming together: the merger of Tesco and Booker was first announced in January 2017

Booker reports sales rise

By Nikkie Sutton

Food wholesaler Booker has announced that its total sales rose by 3.4% in the last quarter of 2017, with like-for-like sales up by 3.8%.

Joining together: the merger is on track to complete early next year

Booker/Tesco deal creates opportunities for pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

The merger of foodservice wholesaler Booker and supermarket Tesco will mean pubs will have an improved choice, quality, price and service, according to the Booker chief executive.

Turn it up: improved performance at Deltic is 'down to refurbishments and rebranding'

Deltic results show trade ‘continues to improve’

By Fred A'Court

Clubs and bars operator Deltic Group says its trading performance continues to improve and there will be future improvements from a continued refurbishment programme of its premises.

Half-year results: profit has risen for Booker

Wholesalers

Booker’s sales up by 13%

By Nikkie Sutton

Booker’s sales are up 13% for the first half of the financial year (H1) to £2.5bn.

Turnover is up for more than half of pubs, according to the Pub Market Report

Pub Market Report

Pubs more positive about future as events grow in importance

By Mike Berry

Publican’s Morning Advertiser readers are experiencing a more positive trading environment with more than half reporting a rise in turnover during the past year and almost six in 10 licensees planning to invest in their pub in the coming 12 months.

Pubco-tenant relations are improving

Tenant Track survey

Pubco/tenant relations on the up

By Mike Berry

Tenants have reported another year of improving relationships with their pub companies, according to exclusive research.

Alistair Darby: 'Despite a difficult trading period in the last quarter, the transformation of our business is well on track'

M&B bemoans 'difficult' August

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), the managed operator, has reported a 0.1% rise in like-for-like sales in the nine weeks to 20 September following “difficult” trading conditions in the pub sector in August.