EXCLUSIVE: First Costcutter Wine Rack hybrid to launch in Guildford

The store will combine the convenience fascia with a premium alcohol offering

Bestway is to open one of the first Costcutter Wine Rack hybrids in Guildford, combining the convenience and premium alcohol fascias for the first time.

The former Bargain Booze site closed on 19 November for a refit into the format. Social media posts advertising the new store said: “Not long now until we can welcome you to our brand new Costcutter featuring a Wine Rack store. Your local convenience and premium wine range all in one place.”

Bestway launched its new hybrid format at the start of last year, combining a Costcutter and Bargain Booze. The firm’s managing director Dawood Pervez later revealed plans for a Costcutter Wine Rack hybrid to Better Retailing at the end of 2022.

In September, Simply Fresh founder Kash Khera also told Better Retailing about plans to launch Wine Racks with the premium symbol group.

Bestway has been approached by Better Retailing for comment.


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