The growth was revealed by Tesco in its trading results for the year ending February 26, 2022. Sales for the Booker group across the period grew by 15.3% to £7.7bn on a one-year like-for-like basis. On a two-year basis, the figure represented an 11.9% like-for-like increase.
Commenting on the figures, Tesco said: ”One-year growth of 15.3% was driven by a sharp recovery in catering sales as hospitality outlets reopened, with a strong contribution from Best Food Logistics, the majority of whose customers are fast-service restaurants.
“In the retail business, one-year like-for-like sales grew +0.7%, primarily due to inflation in tobacco driven by annual duty increases. Retail sales excluding tobacco were marginally lower than last year as we lapped a strong uplift in neighbourhood-based convenience stores as customers shopped closer to home.”
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