One Stop is planning to enter the Scottish market in 2015, bringing both its franchise and company-owned store formats.

The company, which intends to grow from the central belt outwards, has received more than 200 inquiries from Scottish retailers interested in joining the franchise model.

It has undertaken extensive research in advance of the move and has tailored its range to suit the Scottish market. Stores will be serviced from One Stop’s depot in Wakefield.

Tony Reed, CEO of One Stop, said: “This is an exciting development for One Stop and we’re proud to be able to serve the Scottish market. We believe we offer something new and different; not just to customers, but also to independent retailers, who now have an additional option to consider for their future.”

Elsewhere, five new One Stop franchisees have opened up in the space of five weeks in the Stoke-on-Trent area. All of the stores switched from various symbol groups and have undergone the usual One Stop refit, re-opening between mid-October and mid-November. 

Darlington, Leeds, Cardiff and Scunthorpe already feature multiple franchise stores.