C-store chain T&S Stores is offloading about 40 of its 967 branches in a move to dispose of those units that no longer fit into the group's long-term ambitions. Andrew Bird, development executive at T&S's West Midlands head office, said the stores included traditional CTNs trading under the banners of Dillons, Gibbs Newsagents, PaperShop and Paper Chain. The properties are located below a line drawn from Liverpool to York. Some are as far south as the Sussex and Hampshire coasts. Prices range from £10,000 to £150,000. Christie's is handling the sales. {{NEWS }}