One Stop has signed up 75 franchisees since officially launching its franchise format in January.
The c-store chain said more than 50 of the 75 were currently trading with the group and had been fully refitted as One Stop stores. The remaining stores had had EPoS installed and would be refitted as a One Stop in the coming months.
The first One Stop is also set to open in the retailer’s hometown of Brownhills, West Midlands.
The franchise store is owned by Kay and Tom Bains who have run a Londis store a mile from One Stop’s HQ for the past 15 years, but have recently switched to One Stop. Their store will be refitted as a One Stop in late January, including a minor extension to provide more space for promotions.
“We’re delighted to have passed the 75 store mark since our launch at the end of January this year and it’ll be great to have a franchise store right on our doorstep,” said One Stop franchise director Andrew King.
“We’ve stayed true to our model and will continue to grow on a steady but scalable basis. Our pipeline as we head into 2015 shows that we’re an exciting proposition for good independent retailers. We’re looking forward to working with our existing franchisees to deliver a successful and profitable Christmas.”
Meanwhile, independent retailer Dee Sedani has switched his second store to One Stop. Sedani, who opened his first One Stop in June, has moved his Londis store in Etwall, Derbyshire, across to the franchise.
“Before I moved the Matlock store to One Stop franchise, I was confident that it would prove to be the right decision for my business,” he said.
”Sales are up, the store is run more efficiently and the feedback from my customers has been incredible. When it came to considering the options for my Etwall store, it really was a no-brainer! I can’t wait for the Etwall community to benefit in the same way.”