One Stop is to become a member of the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF).
The partnership is set to allow the two organisations to work together with members gaining valuable insight and information, while One Stop says it will “raise awareness of franchising as an alternative model to moving businesses forward, in an ever more challenging market”.
The SGF National Executive has given the move its full backing. SGF chief executive Pete Cheema said, “This is a major step forward for the independent convenience store sector in Scotland and for SGF. It strengthens our membership and our capacity to advocate on behalf of a united industry, while keeping the Federation dynamic and relevant to the changing convenience store industry. We are delighted that One Stop has agreed to come on board and we look forward to welcoming our new members and working together.”
Andrew King, One Stop franchise director added: “Over the past year One Stop has seen significant growth in Scotland. Our franchisees alone have benefited from 10% LFL sales growth. In joining the SGF, I believe that One Stop and our franchisees will benefit significantly from being part of a proactive and forward-thinking trade body. We’re all very excited about our future in the Scottish market.”
The convenience store franchise has identified Scotland as a major growth area, having steadily grown its estate since the first company store opened in June 2015.