By Alex Lawson2014-01-31T07:00:00+00:00
Booths chairman Edwin Booth explains the changes the grocer has made in store to Retail Week senior reporter Alex Lawson.
Booths chairman Edwin Booth on its Christmas performance and in-store revamps
Booths is celebrating a rise in home delivery and click & collect orders this season thanks to strong demand for its catalogue products.
Upmarket northern grocer Booths has revamped its store in Knutsford, Cheshire to feature a new bakery and a wine sampling machine. Chairman Edwin Booth gave Retail Week a tour of the store.
The grocery industry has just endured what Sainsbury’s boss Justin King described as the worst Christmas in his 30 years of retailing.
The ongoing speculation around the possible sale of Morrisons to a private equity firm has prompted a plea for continued support from the farmers union.
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Both Usdaw and the shadow minister for business and consumers have raised concerns about private equity ownership of UK grocers as takeover speculation mounts.
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