Booker Group saw sales growth of 0.2% in what it called a “solid quarter” for the 12 weeks to 19 June and is on course to meet full year expectations for the year ending March 2016.

The group reported improved customer satisfaction in its Wholesale division and its Makro cash and carry subsidiary, both of which performed in line with expectations.

“We now have eleven combined Booker/Makro sites. These are working well. Our delivered wholesale businesses Booker Direct, Chef Direct, Classic and Ritter had a good quarter. Sales in India are continuing to make progress,” chief executive Charles Wilson said.

Its acquisition of Londis and Budgens is being considered by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) with shareholders to be updated when the CMA stage 1 review is complete.

Wilson said: “Booker Group continues to make good progress. Our plans to Focus, Drive and Broaden Booker Group are on track. We continue to enhance choice, price and service for our retail, catering and small business customers.”

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