MRH has agreed a wholesale supply agreement with Booker Retail Partners, and will expand its Budgens retail offer. It will also, this month, end its trial with the Co-op. The new supply agreement follows the recent collapse of Palmer and Harvey.

Under the terms of the new deal, Booker will supply 370 MRH forecourt stores nationwide, including MRH’s own-brand Hursts stores, with chilled and ambient product lines. The agreement builds on the relationship MRH has established with Booker through its symbol group Budgens, which is present at five MRH forecourts that were acquired through Peregrine Retail last year.

Following successful trials, MRH has agreed that Budgens will become one of its retail partners across its estate. Six more sites will move to Budgens, and are expected to be open by Easter. In addition, the Hursts Grab and Go brand will be rolled out to an additional five sites, again this is scheduled to happen by Easter.