Central Convenience Stores has expanded its estate to 85 stores after acquiring two stores in Exeter, Devon.

Sylvania Stores, Exeter, was sold by Mills & Sons of Clyst St Mary, while Matford Service Station, Exminster, was sold on behalf of the Eveleigh family, who previously owned a number of forecourts across Exeter. The stores are yet to be rebranded by Central Convenience Stores.

West Country commercial property specialists Charles Darrow was tasked by Central Convenience Stores to find more businesses in the area to enable the group to expand.

Central Convenience Stores commercial director Tony Start said: “We are delighted to be adding more stores to our growing portfolio in Exeter.

“Our aim is to develop stores very much with the community needs in mind and that’s exactly what we’re doing with our new branches in Devon. We have established a really positive relationship with Charles Darrow in helping us to find the right stores, which we can tailor towards our business needs.”

Earlier in the summer Central opened four new stores in Somerset, and one in Wiltshire.