Palmer & Harvey McLane (P&H) has reached the 200 mark for Mace Express stores, a 20% increase since the end of 2004.

The wholesaler launched new modern branding for its c-store members at this year’s Pro-retail show in April and has already refurbished more than 50 outlets with the new look this year. The company confirmed that it was delighted with how well the new branding had been received and was keen to surpass this year’s growth in 2006.

P&H symbol general manager Mark Dallinson commented: “Since we decided to modernise the Mace Express signage we have had a great response from retailers and customers alike. We are thrilled to report such a notable increase in growth and look forward to raising the stakes even higher for 2006.”