Falkirk retailer Anand Cheema, SLR Young Retailer of the Year, has joined Bestway.
Anand’s 2,900sq ft store in Falkirk has been rebranded to the Costcutter livery and a full refit of the store will take place in early 2022.
Speaking of his move to Bestway, he said: “We have a successful history with the Costcutter brand, having enjoyed tremendous success as a Costcutter store in the ’90s through to the early 2000s. We still have a great relationship with members of the team.
“I was particularly impressed by the ambition of the Bestway Group and the successful direction the business is clearly heading in. For me, it’s all about teamwork and optimising the best possible opportunities. It’s important to be working with a symbol partner that has the same vision as I do and who is looking to grow together with its retailers.”
Anand added: “This is the next stage in our growth and development in a fast-changing market. We know that consumers’ shopping behaviours are changing fast right now, and we want to ensure we are at the forefront of that change. We’re here to serve our community and that is and will always be our number one priority.”
Jamie Davison, Head of New Business and Store Development at Bestway Retail, said: “We are delighted that one of Scotland’s most exciting young retailers has joined our Costcutter brand as it’s a great time to join the Bestway family.
“As a family-owned business, Bestway has been very clear about its focus since the 1970s: helping retailers thrive.”
He added: “Anand has already had great success in his retail career, and we believe that together, we can help him grow his business even further.”