The franchise operator now has around 40 stores trading under the Bargain Booze Select Convenience and Thorougoods Select Convenience fascias. "These stores are a mixture of new recruits into our group and conversions from within the existing estate," said joint managing director Matthew Hughes.
He added: "We are still concentrating on standalone off-licences
while developing the convenience side . Around 50% of the shops we're opening
are Bargain Booze or Bargain Booze Plus shops, exactly in line with our forecasts.
"Meanwhile, the growth of our convenience fascia is building momentum. We have a phenomenal amount of interest from retailers in what we're doing and a genuine enthusiasm and drive for it within the company."