Thresher Group is continuing its move into convenience with plans to open 10 more stores in time for the Christmas rush. The outlets, under Thresher’s ‘The Local’ branding, will provide about 200 grocery lines in addition to beers, branded wines and spirits. Thresher Group trading director Lloyd Stephens said: “This is great news for our customers, as well as offering significant growth opportunities for our key suppliers.” The group, which has exclusive supplier status for all alcohol in BP Connect and BP Express forecourt stores under the Threshers brand, will also expand supply into a further 40 BP Express stores between September and December.