Londis has invested £1m in retailer store developments in the past six months, the symbol group has revealed.

The Musgrave-owned fascia also revealed it had allocated a further £2.3m for projects in 2015.

It carried out 100 store development projects in 2014 – ranging from mini store refits to a completed 3,000 sq ft new store development.

“As we all know shoppers are cannier today than ever before, but it’s not just keen prices and offers that they are after,” said Londis retail director John Pattison.

“Today’s shoppers demand a comprehensive range of goods and services to suit their everyday needs and they expect to find these within a bright, modern shopping environment. Through our co-investment schemes and our store development team’s expertise, we can help local retailers provide all this,” he added.

Ramesh Shingadia, from Horsham in West Sussex who was one of the retailers supported in 2014 said: “Londis was very instrumental In helping me to carry out my store development. There was their financial contribution, which actually made the project more affordable, but there was also the vital project management side, which took a lot of the pressure and worry off me, and was perhaps equally as valuable as the financial help.”