C-store chain T&S is reaping the benefits from added services, which have helped to significantly increase the chain's turnover. Sales of National Lottery tickets now account for 4% of T&S turnover ­ making it the second largest customer behind supermarket giant Tesco. Phone card sales also make up 4% of turnover. Chairman Kevin Threlfall said: "Ten years ago services represented 1% of c-store turnover, but they now account for 20% and this is reflected in our sales growth. "By continuing to focus on added services I am confident the sales momentum will continue." This is the sixth year of record profits for T&S which currently has 1,200 stores, 800 of which are c-stores. In the 12 months to January 1 pretax profit increased from £22m to £26.1m, and turnover increased from £648.4m to £773.8m. Convenience store sales as a whole contributed 80% of the group's operating profits, and were up 6%. One Stop stores contributed a 32 week total of £3.8m towards the group's operating profits and £92.9m towards turnover. T&S is planning to spend £20m this year updating EPoS systems in 600 stores and 200 more cashpoint machines will be installed. Rebranding of the remaining Dillons stores to One Stop will be completed by the end of the year. Internet services will also be developed, kicking off with Littlewoods Index internet ordering terminals in six stores later this month, followed by an internet access service in other outlets and a parcel collection service. {{NEWS }}