Booker boss pledges to boost stores profits

Booker Group chief executive Charles Wilson has pledged to help increase the profitability of a store by £10,000 over 18 months after spending an afternoon working there as part of National Independents’ Week.
Wilson visited Frankmarsh Stores near Barnstaple, run by Bill and Lesley Brown, on Saturday June 9.
He said: “Lesley and Bill run a shop that is at the heart of their local community. It was a privilege to spend the time working for them. I saw opportunities to increase their profits by £10 000 per annum. Booker will help them achieve this over the next 18 months. These lessons will be useful for Booker’s other 74,000 retail customers.”
Lesley’s team will be working with Wilson and discussions are taking place about what changes will be made. She said: “This is a fantastic opportunity that would never have happened without National Independents’ Week.”
She added: “The week went very well. It has been a success and we’ve had lots of people through the door.”

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