Booker Group

Founded by George and Richard Booker in 1835, Booker Group is a wholesale food company. The company offers both branded and private-label goods to more than 400,000 customers across the U.K. It distributes its products through convenience stores as well as pubs and restaurants.

The company started as a shipping goods company in the 1830s before diversifying its core businesses into the wholesale food distribution business upon the disposal of a fleet of ships. As of 1970, the company had a network of more than 100 warehouses. In 1996 the company bought Nurdin & Peacock, consequently assuming ownership of convenience store Happy Shopper.

In 2000, Iceland Supermarkets bought Booker Group bought via the Big food Group. However, in 2004 Icelandic group, Baugur bought the entire company resulting in the split of Booker Group and Iceland Supermarkets. In 2017, Tesco confirmed it had reached an agreement to acquire Booker Group as part of a £3.7 billion takeover. Tesco completed the takeover in March 2018, resulting in a merger.

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