Independent retailer Amarjit Athawal, of AJ’s Fine Food Fayre in Gillingham, Kent, has won £500 to spend at his local Today’s Group member depot, as part of the new Spin to Win competition.

He is the first retailer to win the large sum since the initiative was launched earlier this year. A number of other store owners have won smaller prizes.

To be in with a chance of winning, retailers have to download the new Plan for Profit app and unlock a digital coupon that allows them a spin on the Deal Busters prize wheel.

Amarjit, who shops at Dhamecha Foods, Lewisham, said: “I was so surprised to win the £500 spend in depot. The Plan for Profit app is fantastic, I regularly use the POR calculator in depot and in my store, so whenever I’m on there I give the wheel a spin, as there are some fantastic deals to view and some great prizes up for grabs.”

John Kinney, Today’s Group retail director, added: “We are delighted that the Today’s Plan for Profit app is proving so popular with independent retailers across the country.

“Launched in 2015, the app has provided thousands of retailers with vital profit making tools on the go. The app has now been updated to include exclusive product deals specially chosen for retailers to access at their nearest Today’s Group member depot.”