One Stop is claiming that independent stores recruited into its franchise scheme have increased their turnover by an average of 40% compared with their previous level of trading.

The scheme was officially rolled out six months ago and since then the organisation has spoken to “hundreds” of independent retailers about joining, One Stop maintains.

Franchise director Andrew King said: “The fact that we now have franchise stores from every symbol group, as well as previously unaffiliated retailers, shows that our package has wide appeal for good progressive independents.

“Our proposition is unique, as we are a genuine retail partner with expertise in the convenience market. We’ve taken our time to develop a tried and tested model, to ensure that our franchisees benefit from something that is completely different.”

One franchise store in Leeds reported an 80% lift in turnover since switching. Store manager Jazz said: “We’re delighted with our decision. One Stop helped us to improve how we run our store, but we’re still very much in charge of our own destiny. The new chilled range launched earlier this year has been really popular.”