Newsplus Group has declared its new store fascia RED Read Eat Drink a success.

The CTN retailer opened its first trial store in Sheffield last year and, buoyed by its initial success, opened a second store eariler this year in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

"Sales at Woodbridge are now up 60% on a like-for-like basis and are continuing to grow, a performance that we think is very encouraging," said finance director Steve Carroll.

The retailer plans to roll out the concept, with its increased food range and an extended alcohol section, across its estate.