Booker Group has reported non-tobacco like-for-like sales up 5.1% for the 16 weeks to 30 December.

Group non-tobacco sales rose by 4.8% as tobacco sales fell 1.3% with tobacco like-for-likes down 1%. Total sales were up 2.9% and like-for-likes were up 3.2%.

Chief executive Charles Wilson said: “Booker Group continues to make good progress with like-for-like non tobacco sales up 5.1%. Our plans to focus, drive and broaden Booker Group are on track. Budgens and Londis are making a solid contribution to the group. We continue to help our retail, catering and small business customers prosper through improving our choice, prices and service.”