Lifestyle Express retailer Ian Bateman of Filey Road News, Grimsby, has been announced as the winner of the Walkers ‘Win a Van’ competition in partnership with Landmark members.

The competition gave Lifestyle Express retailers who buy through Landmark, the chance to win a brand new van by buying and stocking the Walkers single serve core range and signing up at the Walkers online rewards website.

Winning retailer Ian said: “It was a wonderful surprise to win the competition, and the prize itself is really going to help add value to our business.

“I usually do trips to the cash and carry using my own car, which means I am limited by what I can physically fit into the vehicle. Now that we have the van, it’s going to make my life a lot easier, meaning fewer trips, and being able to easily transport more stock. Offering value and service to our customers and local community is really important to us.

“It also means we can now extend the delivery services we offer our elderly and disabled customers. At the moment, those deliveries are limited to properties within walking distance of the store, but having the van, means we can now open up the service to customers further away. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Walkers - this competition really is going to help improve my business.”

Matt Goddard, head of field sales at PepsiCo, said: “We are really excited to continue our support for retailers with competitions like this one. It’s great to hear first-hand from retailers like Ian, how these initiatives can help retailers add value to their business. We know that community engagement is such an important part of the role that retailers play in their local areas, so we are incredibly proud to have delivered a scheme which helps support them in this field.”