Booker has not ruled out a nationwide expansion of its Premier Deli service following a successful trial in one store in the past month.

Premier Broadway Oxgangs in Edinburgh began offering freshly made sandwiches and hot snacks under the Premier Deli name in August.

Cakes sourced from a local bakery are also sold under the brand and weekly sales in Dennis and Linda Williams’ store have since increased by £1,200, while daily footfall has grown by 30 to an average of 180.

Speaking to RN, chief executive Charles Wilson said: “These initiatives all came from customer feedback. The Premier Deli has been performing very well since it was launched in the store. We’ll see how it performs before making any decisions going forward.”