Sunder SandherSunder Sandher’s appearance in BBC1’s Turn Back Time running a 1970s shop was not only a trip down memory lane to the days when only corner stores were allowed to provide an open all hours service to the community.

It also demonstrated how in the 21st century customers still value personal service really highly, all the present day shoppers of Shepton Mallet were unanimous in their preference to Sundher’s convenience store over the high-street supermarket. By the end of the week, however, the supermarket still had the highest takings, but that was the 1970s, today’s convenience stores have a lot more opportunities to take on supermarkets on both price and providing a point of difference.