Costcutter Farnworth fruit and vegtable

A Costcutter retailer has increased sales by almost £1m following an extensive premium refurb.

Baz and Dhara Jethwa’s Farnworth store underwent a £400,000 refit last year, in which the store doubled in size, adding an in-store bakery, butcher, more fresh local foods and a Costa Coffee area. It also took on 14 new employees.

Sales at the store have risen to £2.7m, as footfall has doubled and average spend increased by 50%, with sales of chilled and fresh up by almost 250%.