Booker Direct is the Group’s delivered wholesale business which serves national accounts UK-wide. It has already established itself as the UK's largest food supplier to the cinema sector with customers including VUE and Odeon. Other accounts include HM Prisons in England & Wales (in partnership with DHL), Marks and Spencer and the NAAFI, as well as the more recent additions of SSP, HMV, and WH Smith Travel Ltd.
The Group is the UK's largest cash and carry operators, offering branded and private-label goods which are sold to over 430, 000 customers including independent convenience stores, grocers, leisure outlets, pubs and restaurants. The Group currently lists circa 18, 000 product lines, comprising an extensive range of branded and own label grocery, fresh and frozen food, beers, wines, spirits, tobacco and non-food items. In the year to March 2010, sales totalling £2.6 billion were collected by the customer from the group’s branches and sales totalling £0.8 billion were delivered to the Group’s customer premises.
In June 2010, the Company was awarded "Wholesaler of the Year" and "Green Wholesaler of the Year" by The Grocer magazine.
Cash and Carry branches
The Group currently trades from 172 branches in the UK. The average size of these branches is approximately 47, 000 sq ft, although the Group has four branches over 100, 000 sq ft and 12 branches under 20, 000 sq ft. In January 2008 the Group launched free delivery services which are available from 163 branches. All branch staff have been trained on ‘PRIDE’, focusing on improving the parking, reception, internal, delivery and exit experience for customers.