Ditch supermarkets, Booker boss urges food suppliers

By Michael Stones contact

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Are British supermarkets approaching their sell-by date? Charles Wilson of Booker thinks he knows the answer
Are British supermarkets approaching their sell-by date? Charles Wilson of Booker thinks he knows the answer
Food suppliers should ditch “no-growth supermarkets” in favour of high-growth areas of the food market, such as online and food discount channels, advises Charles Wilson, ceo of Booker, Britain’s largest cash and carry wholesaler.

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Is Charles Wilson right? Are British supermarkets approaching their sell-by date?

  • No chance. Supermarkets tick too many boxes for modern consumers.

    13%
  • Yes he has got a point. The supermarket hare is evolving into a tortoise.

    25%
  • Up to a point. But the best supermarkets will adapt to consumers' changing preferences.

    58%
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