One Stop has opened its first ever store in Scotland, near Stirling.
The new company-owned store, which will employ 10 people, is located in the site of a former pub in the village of Fallin.
The Tesco-owned chain revealed its intention to launch in the Scottish market in late 2014 and will grow from the central belt outwards, opening both company-owned and franchise stores.
The new store features PayPoint, Lottery, cashback, external ATM services and a photo booth, in addition to the usual selection of chilled, frozen and ambient ranges, off-licence, and a raft of regularly changing offers.
Tony Reed, CEO of One Stop, said: “This is a momentous day for One Stop and will allow us to continue our expansion through both company-owned and franchise stores. It’s great to offer Scottish consumers something different.
“And of course this also applies to independent retailers, who now have an additional option to consider for their future via our growing franchise scheme.”
One Stop’s second company store will also open its doors this week, in Glenrothes, Fife, employing a further 10 people.
Two independent retailers have also just begun trading with One Stop, having had epos systems installed. The locations will be revealed in due course, with both stores currently undergoing the usual transition, in advance of their full refit.
In England there are now more than 100 franchise stores operating just 15 months after the full roll-out of the operation.