Fresh and Wild is to double its retail space by March 2004.

The organics and fresh food retailer has acquired two new stores in Crouch End, north London, and Clifton, Bristol. The sites were previously owned by businesses outside the grocery sector.

Chief executive Bryan Meehan said the two new stores represented a determined push by the company to increase sales in line with current demand. "We’ve set our sights on boosting annual sales from £20m to £100m by 2010. I’m confident that in the next five years, we will become a significant national retailer."

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