Independent chain Newshops will next month open its 73rd store ­ a Smile Central in the Temple Quay development in Bristol. MD Jerry Marwood described the new c-store ­ which will sit alongside other retailers such as Starbucks in the development ­ as a "grab and go city centre" outlet. The opening marks a significant step in the development of the company's Smile brand, launched a year ago with the opening of a flagship c-store in Street in Somerset. Marwood said the company was using the Smile brand when revamping its existing estate, with different sub formats. Smile Local was the format for neighbourhood c-stores while Central was for city centres, and the Smile Newshop moniker for CTNs. Newshops has converted a number of stores in Bristol to the Smile Central format, but Temple Quay is the first to have been purpose built. As well pressing ahead with the revamp of its estate, Marwood said the company would continue to look at acquiring new sites. Newshops has also started trials of a discount store, dubbed Smile Supervalue on an estate in Cheltenham. And it is planning a variety store format for those outlets with a CTN base and a strong non food business ­ particularly toys and household goods. Marwood said: "We are clear about developing individual formats for different local needs rather than saying one size fits all'." {{NEWS }}