Mumtaz Ali took on his Edinburgh city centre store nearly 20 years ago and one of the first things he did was to introduce a BWS section. He tells DRN that the sales uplift from introducing alcohol was immediate.
Premier Kenninghall was due to be converted into a hotel until the current team, led by Mike Humphreys, took over. Humphreys saw an opportunity to transform the business and has managed to double turnover since taking on the store in 2011. DRN caught up with him to find out more:
An expansion which enabled drinks to be brought into the main shop and allowed space for a tasting area have helped this family-run store to upsell in wine and premium spirits.
This Spar forecourt store opened just over two years ago, moving into a unit that was previously occupied by a car showroom. The store was a hit from day one, providing a welcome convenience offering for local residents as well as an easy stopping point for those passing by. DRN speaks to manager, Angela Prescott, to find out more:
Campbell’s of Leyburn has served as a grocery retailer for the area for 150 years. It is a member of Costcutter but is
Ancoats General Store is described as being “no ordinary corner shop”. People can buy everyday and more specialist grocery products but they can also sit in, drink coffee and play board games. Sonya Hook talks to Mital Morar:
This store in Weymouth opened nine years ago and has already picked up numerous awards for different areas of retailing. The unit wasn’t a convenience store when the team took it on, so it needed a complete refit. They have also invested substantially in the store over the years. Sonya Hook speaks to Dave Hiscott:
Nearly two years ago this Nisa Local store in Peterborough was given a massive overhaul when the team decided to invest in a major expansion project that involved knocking through into the shop next
Holborn’s has been trading in the town of Redhill since 1974 and has undergone several refurbishments over the years. In 2005 owner Dean Holborn took on a second store in South Nutfield. He is now in the process of revamping sections of each store alternately.
Jerry Tweney spent 10 years working for Guy Warner at the award-winning Warner’s Budgens stores in the Cotswolds. A year ago he decided to go it alone and he took on his own Budgens, Prestbury Village Stores, which has been a runaway success since it opened
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