select & save

The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed the Select & Save symbol group to its ranks, following the appointment last year of former One Stop franchise boss Andrew King as managing director.

King said membership would give Select & Save retailers access to information they would not otherwise have in terms of market performance, help with some of the challenges facing the sector, weekly news updates and changes in legislation that might impact retailers. The networking opportunities would help build the business, he added.

Select & Save, which has grown from two stores in 1997 to more than 100 across the UK, switched its supply deal from Nisa to Bestway in November.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “Select & Save’s membership will strengthen our voice when ­making representations to Government on the issues that matter to local shops.”