Niche upmarket c-store operator Hudson's plans to open another 10 to 12 stores over the next five years.
Its announcement comes after successful trading at its second store, opened five months ago, in the Riverside West apartment scheme in Wandsworth, London.
Development of the store was funded by Armada Investments, and at 3,500 sq ft, it is bigger than the first store it opened in Bow in east London, which turns over £17,000 a week.
Located in affluent residential communities, Hudson's serves a finite number of residents who, said director and co-founder Nick Cooper, "are well heeled, have a cosmopolitan taste and prepared to spend more on food". As a result Hudson's does not sell "bog standard products", but goes abroad or uses specialist suppliers to source products from around the world.
Cooper is negotiating with developer St George about sites under development. "We are looking at six sites along the Thames and another six elsewhere in London," he said.
In the future Leeds, York, Birmingham and Cardiff could all be targeted.

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