Focus on fascias and franchises: Best-one

Symbol groups & wholesale RE Best-one
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With its symbol group sales rising 20% over the past six months, convenience retailers can bolster their businesses by working with Best-one this year

  • Average store size:
    1,200sq ft
  • Average store turnover:
    £22,000 p/w
  • Number of UK retail members:
  • Cost of joining:

Best-one is committed to driving members businesses and continues to significantly invest to help members embrace the core and developing categories they need to meet shopper demands.

Best-one stores’ sales are up 20% over the past six months against a symbol decline of 3% with fresh and chilled up over 110%, so joining Best-one will significantly enhance sales and profit.

With a dedicated field force to help members increase sales and store development, each member works with their business development executive to build a robust joint business plan to take their business to the next level.

With a clear focus on shopper trends and missions, Best-one helps members future-proof their stores to meet the needs of today’s convenience shopper.

Why join?

David Ramsey from Byram Park Stores, Knottingley, West Yorkshire tells us his top three benefits of being a Best-one retailer

1. My BDE calls on me every two weeks to see how things are going and helps me with merchandising and availability. My BDE has just finished helping me with my food-to-go section. There’s great back up and support.

2. We’re not limited to buying all our stock from Bestway or Batleys. Through Best-one, we get monthly promotions that are really strong, but it’s nice to have the independence to buy from elsewhere if we want.

3. I’ve been with Best-one for four years and there’s much more of a personal touch with them compared to my last symbol group. I’m part of their Ambassadors Club, where we create ideas that can be rolled out to the whole estate – they make you feel like you’re part of a family.

Insider perspective

“We received a runner-up prize – it gave us confidence and inspired us to progress the store”

“I’ve been with Best-one for about two years. It’s good for me, it’s good for the shop, it’s good for the customers. .

“We had a shop refit last year, which included putting in a Costa Express machine. The refit created extra footfall, income and customers.

“Best-one offers things like the Business Development Awards, which we went to last year. It was a two-day course with some cracking seminars.

“It was great for networking. We got chatting to other retailers – some of them have come to see our shop and we’ve been to see some of their stores.

“We received a runner-up prize at the Awards – it gave us confidence and inspired us to take the shop to the next stage and progress.”

Gareth Hooton
Hootons Newsagent, Golborne, Wigan

Would you like to learn more?

Contact Best-one at:

Telephone: 020 8453 835

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By betterRetailing 17 Mar, 2017



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