One Stop celebrates opening of 1000th store

One Stop – a subsidiary of Tesco – is celebrating its 1000th store opening with a community giveaway.

Located in Silverton Way, Wolverhampton, the One Stop store is opening today (17 February).

In addition to donating a total of £10,000 to 10 local community groups in the Wolverhampton area, the store is offering consumers the chance to pick up a free loaf of bread on 18 February using a coupon printed in newspapers.

The opening of the 1000th store in Wolverhampton is particularly appropriate as One Stop started its journey as a simple market stall in the same city nearly half a century ago.

One Stop managing director Sarah Lawler said: “The opening of our 1000th store is a really exciting time for our 10,000 colleagues. It is great to look back at what we’ve achieved and we’re excited about the future.

“Part of this significant achievement is the growth of our franchise business, which, eight years ago didn’t exist. The franchise business continues to build the brand into a stronger entity within the convenience market. How we manage, learn and continue to grow the two businesses in parallel gives us a unique opportunity and I look forward to our next key milestone.”

She adds: “Thanks to the dedication of our colleagues and support of our customers, we are also incredibly proud to have donated £10 million to charity in the last 10 years. We have always strived to give back to those who live in the communities we serve.”

One Stop supports three national charities and a large number regional and community organisations and grassroots initiatives. One Stop has also donated 200,000 foodbank meals and has been working on key programmes to make food more readily available to others. This includes joining initiatives including ‘Too Good to Go’.

Published Date: February 17, 2023
Category: Wholesale Industry News