Focus on fascias and franchises: One Stop

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Offering a structured and disciplined franchise to retailers, One Stop stores benefit from £50,000 of investment and healthy margins.

  • Average store size:
    1,600sq ft
  • Average store turnover:
    £18,000 p/w
  • Number of UK retail members:
  • Cost of joining:
    Flat franchise fee of £92 a week + VAT, no hidden costs

One Stop Franchise has convenience retailing at its heart, with a network of more than 780 company-owned stores, meaning it can offer its expertise and insight to all retailers who join the family.

The back office systems take care of day-to-day stock management and ordering, saving time and money, while the market-leading promotions compete with the high street.

Retailers can benefit from healthy, consistent margins of between 18-24%, depending on their sales mix, and receive a dedicated business development manager to help them grow their business. One Stop also offers a £50,000 investment in each store.

All great reasons for a progressive retailer to join the One Stop family and profit from their expertise.

One stop fasciaWhy join?

Alan Fincham from One Stop Attleborough, Norfolk, tells us his top three benefits of being a One Stop retailer.

1. One Stop was much more professional than others I’d seen. I’ve always tried to run stores in a corporate way with good disciplines, and One Stop is in a better position to deliver that.

2. We moved to One Stop in December last year and the potential to compete on price was important to us. Lidl and Aldi have hit the supermarkets and had an effect on independents, so it’s good to join a group with massive buying power.

3. Ninety-five per cent of what we buy comes from them. I want to sell the most relevant stuff to my area and their database is in a much better position to know what sells well. We’re looking to grow and One Stop will help us expand to bring in new customers and keep them.

Insider perspective

“The self-ordering system is one of the best I’ve ever seen. The system runs itself”

“We joined One Stop when we decided to have a massive refit. From planning the whole store, with fixtures, fittings and planograms, they did a lot of the work.

“They helped with shelf space, our demographic, merchandising and training. The support we got to make sure we got ordering right was crucial. The self-ordering system is one of the best I’ve seen. A year in and the system runs itself.

“You do a couple of hours a day to check gaps, but One Stop’s processes free up valuable time to spend with your staff and customers.

“We’re making more money, we get weekly reports, we have targets and we’re working with our BDM to make sure sales go up.

“One Stop work with you, providing the knowledge, tools and support to take your business to the next level.”

One Stop fascia


Rakhee Patel
One Stop, Fleetgate, Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire

Would you like to learn more?

Contact One Stop at:

Telephone: 01543 363003
Twitter: @1StopFranchise

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By betterRetailing 20 Mar, 2017



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