The chance to meet suppliers and manufacturers face to face and see their products up close is a great way to build a rapport and understand what is relevant to your store, says Chaz Chahal.
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The intricacies of changing a fascia, shopfront or even exterior lighting are a big deal with local authorities.
Laying out a store still comes down to a few main factors which are often interlinked, says Chaz as he embarks on the next step of his new Simply Fresh store.
A BBC documentary about the Post Office aired a bit too late to save Chaz Chahal’s plan for a Local offer in his new Inkberrow store.
Finding a site for Chaz Chahal’s new store was the first major challenge the Costcutter retailer faced.