Former One Stop Franchise director Andrew King has joined Select & Save to head up the symbol group’s ambitious growth plans.
King will work alongside managing director and founder Kam Sanghera to drive independent retailers’ businesses forward in a competitive and changing convenience sector, and grow the Select & Save estate in terms of store numbers and locations.
Sanghera said: “Andrew’s track record in retail is second to none and his appointment brings a wealth of expertise and immense knowledge to the business as we look to propel it forward in the coming months.”
Following a restructure, King left One Stop Franchise in July and was replaced by head of franchise operations Jonathan Miller. He was largely responsible for pioneering One Stop’s franchise operation, overseeing its growth from inception in 2013 to its 165-store estate today.
Sanghera added: “As consumers’ shopping patterns continue to evolve with local stores fast becoming the destination of choice, we are committed to helping our current members take advantage of this shift and bring new retailers into the fold who want to develop their businesses to meet these needs.
“A major part of achieving our goals will be to set out a vision for the future both in terms of our overall growth and how we can help members stand out from the convenience crowd. Our experience, coupled with Andrew’s unrivalled strategic thinking and vast expertise in convenience, gives us a fantastic opportunity to ensure our stores meet – and exceed – the demands of shoppers now and in the future.”