An off-licence? Floating on the Stock Exchange? In 2013? Incredible as it sounds, not only did Conviviality have a successful IPO, unlike Facebook, the share price didn’t immediately tank. In fact, the share price of the Bargain Booze franchise is up 65%. And, inspired by CVR’s success, McColl is planning one of its own.

Read The Grocer’s Review of the Year 2013.