Supermarket picked for German green competition

Booths chairman Edwin Booth
Booths chairman Edwin Booth
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RETAILER Booths is heading to Germany to compete to be crowned Britain’s most environmental and sustainable business.

It has been chosen as only one of 10 British businesses to be awarded Ruban d’Honneur status in the prestigious European Business Awards.

Booths was picked for its efforts in relation to three core principles; innovation, business excellence and sustainability.

The announcement follows the firm’s record sales results for the Christmas trading period, defying the downturn with like for like sales rising to 3.48 per cent compared with the same period in 2012.

Chairman Edwin Booth said: “We hope Booths’ encouraging results, twinned with today’s award success, will set a standard in retailing and emphasise to other businesses the viability of achieving successful commercial results while acting responsibly and positively affecting the social environment we operate in”.

Booths, which has 29 modern food stores across the North West, was the first UK supermarket to make publicly available a comprehensive assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the supply chains of its entire range.

Mr Booth added; “We are exceptionally proud of the progress we’ve made in making our business more sustainable and are honoured to be recognised for our achievements.

“Our sourcing policy sees that more than 25 per cent of our produce is sourced locally from the regions we operate.”