Tesco has announced that it is taking over food wholesaler Booker Group, creating what it says will be the UK’s leading food business.
Commenting on today’s Announcement, Dave Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of Tesco said: “Tesco has made significant progress in turning around our UK retail business. This Merger with Booker will further enhance Tesco’s growth prospects by creating the UK’s leading food business with combined expertise in retail, wholesale, supply chain and digital. Wherever food is prepared and eaten
–‘in home’ or ‘out of home’ –we will meet this opportunity with the widest choice and best service available.”
Commenting on today’s Announcement, Charles Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Booker said: “Booker is committed to improving choice, prices and service for the independent retailers, caterers and small businesses that we are proud to serve. We believe that joining forces with Tesco offers the potential to bring major benefits to end consumers, our customers, suppliers, colleagues and shareholders.”