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Investment in the Scotmid Co-operative Bankton store in Prestonpans, to the east of Edinburgh, has paid off with two awards in this year’s CRA.
Eurospar Donegall Road scooped not only the Best Large Store Award at the CRAs, but was also Food to go Retailer of the Year (large store).
The continuing growth in sales at Paul Stone’s Spar store in Princess Street, Manchester, was rewarded with the accolade of Best Independent Store at this year’s Convenience Retail Awards.
New investment in Justin Whittaker’s MJ’s Premier store in Royton, near Oldham in Greater Manchester, has begun to pay off almost immediately by being named as 2019’s Convenience Retailer of the Year.
Owned by Kiri Kiritharan, the new Budgens store in Gipsy Hill, South London, is the symbol group’s take on a small convenience store.
Partnership is the name of the game at James Hall’s (G&E Murgatroyd) newly-built Spar shop in Warton, Lancashire, situated opposite the BAE Systems facility at the historic Warton Aerodrome.
Having owned a Premier store on nearby Endike Lane for many years, Joe Punian had plenty of experience in convenience and was ready to take on a new retailing challenge.
The purpose-built Nisa Kimberlow Rise opened in February 2018 under the watchful eyes of multi-site store manager Adam Viney and retail operations manager Jackie North.
The latest venture from the Eat 17 team, open since August in Hammersmith, West London, is the clearest demonstration yet of the shop brand’s core values and points of difference.
Richard Barron, owner of six Spar stores around Chesterfield, and Blakemore Guild member, used his Newbold Road store as a testbed for a new Blakemore model aimed at driving up margins.
Raven’s Budgens in Abridge, Essex, switched to the Booker-owned symbol group last year, but the former Mace store is also the longest-running Shell forecourt site in the country.
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