The Food Weighouse is rolling out a smart new look as expansionist plans build up steam. Anne Bruce visited tee Stockport store The Food Weighouse's refurbished Stockport store is now taking around £7,000 a week, up from an average of £5,500 before the revamp of two months ago. The flagship store ­ among the first to receive a new look ­ was bought seven years ago. Coronation Street fans will remember it acting some five years ago as Super Scoop, the setting for one leg of Curly Watts' retail career ­ and upturned barrels as he exited. The store claims to be a key destination for single people and those on tight budgets, as recognised brands are kept tightly priced through the policy of buying in bulk. Brand owners have come round to the Food Weighouse merchandising technique, says managing director Chris Lewis. "Kellogg was one of the last to come round, but they were persuaded by the fact that we have an exact replica of a brand's logo on the lids of our bins. "But Procter & Gamble actually pay us to create a logo lid." Tuesday is the busiest day in the Stockport store, says relief manager Jill Cockburn. "Some 75% of our customers are elderly. "They pick up their pensions on a Tuesday morning and come straight round to stock up." Instore clutter is down, with new shelving, plinths and baskets. And floorspace is up by a third with a 10% increase in line numbers. Storage space has been cut in deference to a new policy of just-in-time deliveries. The store now gets two deliveries a week with bins refilled at least twice a day. When a delivery arrives, stock which does not fit into the storeroom is taken straight out to the shop floor. The company's low tech replenishment system allows stores to place ad hoc telephone orders with the warehouse. Overnight deliveries to some stores were introduced in the last month in a bid to turn the warehouse into a 24 hour a day seven day a week operation to facilitate growth. The chain is currently on the expansion trail, seeking new franchisees in a drive to extend coverage in the Midlands. Planning permission is already in place for expansion of the warehouse as the new franchisees come on board. {{SPOTLIGHT }}