Booths

Edwin H Booth borrowed £80 in grocers’ goods to start his own business. Today, the upmarket supermarket chain operates 28 stores in the north of England. The Preston firm has addressed the economic downturn with lower prices and by stocking more fresh, local produce. Its chairman is Edwin J Booth.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank127
CompanyBooths
ActivitySupermarket operator
LocationPreston
Sales £m*273.6
Operating profit £m*7.4
Main shareholdersBooth family, staff
Staff3,078
Founded1847
Websitewww.booths.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda