Booker has reported a 4.2% rise in like-for-like sales for the 12 weeks to June 16, boosted by a late Easter and warm weather.

Non-tobacco sales were up 9.6% on a like-for-like basis, while tobacco sales were down 7.9% as changes in tobacco legislation (EUTPD II, plain packaging) continued to impact trading.

Speaking at Booker’s annual general meeting today, chief executive Charles Wilson said: “Overall, Booker Group had another good quarter. Group sales rose by…