Booker buys Courivaud to boost its hotel trade

first_img CASH and carry giant Booker yesterday bought a rival which supplies Michelin-starred restaurants and leading hotel chains.It paid £14.5m for Ritter-Courivaud, which counts chef Rick Stein among its customers.Booker wants to expand the range of its catering offering through Ritter, which will remain under the management of Ian Le Vesconte.Chief executive Charles Wilson said: “We want it to keep doing a great job for its customers, but we can offer scale, such as introducing Ritter sections in Booker outlets.”Booker has also spent £4.5m on Classic Drinks, which supplies beer, spirits and soft drinks to pubs.The firm posted pre-tax profits of £36.9m for the 24 weeks to 10 September on sales up 5.5 per cent at £1.7bn. The firm said it has appointed Guy Farrant, a former director of food at Marks & Spencer as managing director of UK business. Thursday 14 October 2010 8:22 pm Share Tags: NULL Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Booker buys Courivaud to boost its hotel trade center_img whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img

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