All Booths articles

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    Prospect People

    Nigel Murray

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    Chief operating officer at Booths

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    Kerry Dewhirst

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    IT manager at Booths

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    Prospect Analysis

    Supply chain at Booths

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    Recent supply chain improvements have included the upgrading of its warehouse management system, the adoption of new forecasting tools and systems to enhance collaboration with its suppliers. These are being used to drive efficiencies and reduce costs where possible.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Booths (People)

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    Booths is a family-owned and run grocery chain. It is currently headed up by Edwin Booth as chairman and CEO.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Booths

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    Booths’ technology investment is aimed at improving five fundamental areas of the business: pricing, range and quality, availability, store environment and service.

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    Customer and marketing at Booths

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    Booths is often described as the ‘Waitrose of the North’ as it has a similar positioning, product range and commitment to customer service. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Stores at Booths

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    Booths operates 27 stores, which are all concentrated in the north of England. The retailer has no plans for further expansion for now and shuttered a loss-making store in Salford’s Media City in early 2021.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Booths (Strategy)

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    Booths’ lack of scale has meant that it has been seriously impacted by the structural changes taking place in the grocery sector om recent years. After several years of declining sales and operating losses, the retailer kicked off a transformation plan designed “to restore profitable growth within an increasingly competitive environment”.

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    Booths (Overview)

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    North West based family-owned grocer Booths, which trades through 27 stores, is well-respected for its locally sourced products and strong relationship with suppliers. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Booths (SWOT)

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    As local sourcing and the provenance of food continue to rise up the consumer agenda, Booths is definitely in tune with the times. But with no permanent ecommerce Booths is missing out on opportunities in this area and risks falling behind its competitors.

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    Booths (Financials)

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    Booths recorded a solid sales performance for the 53 week year ending 2 April 2022 (FY2021), with sales of £296.7m. Due to the 53 week year, comparisons to the previous year are not like-for-like. However the retailer stated that “stripping out the 53rd trading week in this year’s accounts, non-comparable Easter and the changing impacts of Covid-19, trade is in line with an expected underlying 2% growth”.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Ecommerce at Booths

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    Booths confirmed in 2018 that a full online launch was not on the cards, but has paired up with Amazon to make a range of products available through Amazon Fresh and now offers a limited range of click-and-collect food to order online all year round. 

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    Edwin Booth

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    Chairman and chief executive officer at Booths

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    Prospect Analysis

    Booths (Outlook)

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    Rising inflation and a cost-of-living crisis are set to impact Booths over the coming year. It will keep a keen eye on its volume sales in an increasingly volatile grocery market. The grocer will have to work hard to signpost its value and quality messaging as consumers rein in their spend, whilst also mitigating costs to keep the business in a profitable position.

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    Booths enjoys strong Christmas trading driven by turkey and alcohol sales

    2021-01-12T11:32:00Z

    Family-owned supermarket Booths reported strong sales over the Christmas period driven by sales of turkey crowns and alcohol.

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    Analysis

    The Big Question: Should consumers be given spending vouchers to boost high streets?

    2020-11-26T10:34:00Z

    The Northern Ireland Assembly intends to give consumers high street vouchers worth up to £100 per person in a bid to stimulate spending and help retail and hospitality recover from the coronavirus crisis. Industry experts share their views on whether the scheme should be replicated across the UK.  

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    Holland & Barrett and Booths launch on Deliveroo

    2020-06-16T13:47:00Z

    Following in the footsteps of the likes of Morrisons and Marks & Spencer, Holland & Barrett and Booths have both joined forces with Deliveroo to bolster their customer reach during lockdown.

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    Booths launches click and collect to help customers during pandemic

    2020-04-16T16:21:00Z

    Family-run food retailer Booths has launched a next-day click-and-collect service to help customers better access groceries during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Booths Christmas sales rise boosted by own brand

    2020-01-15T07:56:00Z

    Booths has posted a rise in Christmas sales as the grocery retailer’s like for likes increased, driven by sales of English wine and own-brand party food.

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    Booths sales on the rise but profits remain out of reach

    2019-09-27T14:00:00Z

    Booths saw sales inch up over the course of the financial year, but profitability remained out of reach for the upmarket grocer.