Booker Group plc

Booker Group

About Booker Group plc

Booker Group plc is the United Kingdom's largest food wholesale operator, offering branded and private-label goods to over 400,000 customers, including independent convenience stores, grocers, pubs and restaurants. The firm is listed on the London Stock Exchange and a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. They are split into several divisions each focusing on specific areas such as Makro, whose specialty is caterers and small professional businesses, and Premier stores, who are a symbol of independent convienience stores.

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Fun Facts

  • Booker Group was the founder and former sponsor of the highly prestigious Booker Prize (originally the Booker–McConnell Prize) for literary fiction, which was established in 1968.
  • The company was founded by George and Richard Booker in 1835 when they bought their first ship and established the Booker Line.
  • Happy Shopper is a British convenience store brand, originally owned by Nurdin & Peacock, which was acquired by Booker in November 1996.  The store is parodied in the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, but re–named The Hippy Shopper.