One Stop Franchise officially launches 100th store

Rammie the sheep cuts ribbon

Due to open three Scottish stores during September, One Stop Franchise has officially opened its 100th store in Derby, following a full re-fit.

The opening marks One Stop’s investment in the independent sector reaching £5m, since it launched its pilot back in March 2013.

One Stop’s 100th franchisee is The Prior Way, owned by Vip and Jo Measuria. To celebrate its re-opening, The Prior Way held a huge launch party under the theme of “100 stores and counting”. The store was officially opened by the Mayor of Derby. He was joined by Derby County’s official mascot Rammie, who looks like he could give Partick Thistle’s Kingsley a run for his money.

New One Stop Franchisee, Vip, said: “We’ve been trading with One Stop since late June, so our sales have already increased thanks to the new ranges and deals being phased in. Now that we’ve undergone the full refit, we can really drive things forward.”

Andrew King, One Stop Franchise Director, added: “It’s amazing to think that we’ve invested £5 million into the independent sector over the last two years – and that’s just the refit investment alone; it doesn’t take account of the expertise we share and the ongoing relationships we build with our franchisees to help them grow their businesses.”