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Retailer profiles

Taking a look through some of the best independent retailers shops around the country

Spar Hackenthorpe

Location: Hackenthorpe, Sheffield Hours: 7am-10pm Mon-Sun Staff: 14 Size: 2,995sq ft Trading since: 1989 (November 2015 under Raj) Raj Aggarwal is not one to stand still if the past 18 months are anything to go by. Taking over Spar Hackenthorpe in Sheffield...
Peter Robinson

Pembroke retailer Peter Robinson has spent decades adapting to the rise of convenience. Now, with a new team behind him, he’s ready to meet his biggest challenge yet – a new 3,000sq ft store. Jennifer...
One Stop Scarborough

With seven refits, effective store management systems and new products in place, Scarborough retailer Danny Wilson is confident his One Stop stores are fit for a bright future. Chris Rolfe and Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski report Danny...
premier shrewsbury

Bal Ghuman has run his store, AK Convenience in the Shrewsbury suburb of Monkmoor, for just over seven years. The store has a great location. There are, as Bal says, “thousands of chimneypots” within walking...

Community-minded Mace retailer Adrian Thompson uses close links with local firms and his symbol group to entice holidaymakers and loyal locals into his thriving family store.Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski reports With strawberries, potatoes and even brussels sprouts...
Jimmy and Sheeta Patel

By introducing products that reflect his customers’ changing demands – such as slush drinks and Polish bread – and taking a ‘less is more’  approach to ranging Jimmy Patel has kept his business relevant...
budgens tufnell park

Retailing was not always the plan for Dipesh Patel, but since joining the family business at the start of last year he has expertly tailored the store’s range to meet north London’s demanding and...
Nainesh Shah at Mayhew newsagents

Nainesh Shah has earned the loyalty of locals and visitors to London’s exclusive Belgravia, by providing unique specialist ranges and excellent customer service. Chris Rolfe reports Every good retailer tailors their store to their location,...
Wojciech outside premier greeylees convenience

When Wojciech Lorkievicz decided to expand his forecourt-based business from solely car repairs to include convenience retail, he set himself a big challenge. But despite no personal experience of the sector, he and his...
sam Cornelius

Following the success of Eat 17 in London, the team behind the chain have taken a risk by straying from their previous model for the new Whitstable store – but it’s earned them an...