Costcutter signs three year deal with Murco

Costcutter Supermarkets Group and Murco Petroleum have entered into a new three year contract to supply Murco’s 230 company owned forecourts across the UK, several of which are in Scotland. The new deal further extends the relationship between the two companies that began in 1996 and covers both the Murco full supermarket and smaller ‘Express’ store formats. The companies said that Costcutter’s new supply arrangements, which include The Buyco, its supply partnership with Palmer & Harvey, was particularly significant in Murco’s decision to sign the new multimillion pound contract. In addition, two other important factors that influenced Murco were the imminent introduction of a new Costcutter Supermarkets Group own brand, called Independent, and a considerably improved multi-temperature delivery service through a nationwide spine of 14 depots. Jamie Davison, Sales Director at Costcutter Supermarkets Group, said: “Murco has been a valued member of Costcutter Supermarkets Group for a long time and we very much look forward to the continuation of this relationship. We firmly believe that Murco and its franchisee managers will see significant benefits from our new buy and supply arrangements and, through our partnership with Palmer and Harvey, we are incredibly well placed to meet the needs of their large network.”

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