Holmes Cash & Carry wants to boost membership of its XL Stop & Shop symbol group in Northern Ireland to 70 retailers this year as it ramps up its delivered service. Developed in the Irish Republic by Holmes' parent BWG, the XL concept has grown rapidly north of the border in the last 18 months. Delivered services now represent 40% of Holmes' business, with orders fulfilled in 24 or 48 hours from all nine depots. XL Stop & Shop retailers also get PoS materials and merchandising, promotional support and a central billing service enabling them to source products from local drop shipment suppliers via a central ordering and payment system. {{NEWS }}