All Londis articles

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    Londis targets forecourt growth

    2019-10-10T00:00:00Z

    Earlier this year as Londis announced the celebration of its 60th birthday, we heard how the symbol brand was doing better than ever, following three record-breaking years of sales growth and recruitment. The success had followed its acquisition by the Booker Group in 2015, along with sister brand Budgens. ...

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    Londis celebrates 60th birthday in strong position

    2019-05-17T00:00:00Z

    Londis is 60 years old and "stronger than ever" following three record-breaking years of sales growth and recruitment, according to Martin Swadling, Londis brand director, as he revealed a host of consumer and retailer initiatives for 2019 to celebrate the milestone anniversary. He said 1,160 retailers had joined the brand ...

  • Londis plans a year of activity as it celebrates turning 60
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    Londis plans a year of activity as it celebrates turning 60

    2019-04-26T00:00:00Z

    Londis is 60 years old and “stronger than ever” following three record-breaking years of sales growth and recruitment, according to Martin Swadling, Londis brand director, as he revealed a host of consumer and retailer initiatives for 2019 to celebrate the milestone anniversary. He said 1,160 retailers had joined the ...

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    Service Centre: Jac Roper on going back to Londis; two become one; and a fond farewell

    2019-02-11T00:00:00Z

    A remarriage of convenience Once upon a time Mandeep Singh’s site, Hillcrest Filling Station in Huddersfield, had been a Londis store but they had parted company it was a sort of square peg in a round hole situation. When he first contacted me a year or so ago, he ...

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    MFG opts for Londis or Budgens on 110 sites

    2019-02-11T00:00:00Z

    The UK’s biggest independent forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is rebranding 110 of its shops from Spar to the Londis or Budgens brands as part of an extension of its shop supply agreement with Booker Retail Partners (BRP). MFG signed its first agreement with BRP in May 2016 and ...

  • MFG rebrands 110 Spar stores as Londis or Budgens
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    MFG rebrands 110 Spar stores as Londis or Budgens

    2019-01-24T00:00:00Z

    The UK’s biggest independent forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is rebranding 110 of its shops from Spar to the Londis or Budgens brands, as part of an extension of its shop supply agreement with Booker Retail Partners (BRP). MFG signed its first agreement with BRP in May 2016 ...

  • Londis promotes new look with virtual store tour
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    Londis promotes new look with virtual store tour

    2018-10-26T00:00:00Z

    Londis is has made a new 360 o Virtual Tour available to all retailers, so they can see the future of Londis retailing. Following the recent brand refresh at Woodhouse Street in Leeds, Londis created a digital store tour to share the recent developments to the brand, with ...

  • Londis boasts ’best-ever’ performance with sales up 19%
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    Londis boasts ’best-ever’ performance with sales up 19%

    2018-06-19T00:00:00Z

    Londis has revealed what it describes as its “best ever” performance with latest figures showing an overall sales growth of +19%. Non tobacco sales were up 26%, with tobacco sales also delivering a strong performance of +16%. Nearly 300 new stores also joined the group, which demonstrates the strength ...

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    Londis prepares for carrier bag levy

    2015-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Londis has developed dedicated in-store pos displays to prepare retailers and shoppers in England for the carrier bag levy. From Monday 5 October, as part of the Government’s policy to reduce waste, a minimum 5p charge for single use carrier bags comes into force in England for retailers with over ...

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    Londis steps up commitment to fresh

    2015-07-22T00:00:00Z

    Londis has launched a new retailer reward programme that doubles the standard discount on all fresh food purchases. Launching this week, the Cool initiative gives Londis stores the opportunity to double their discount from 2.5% to up to 5%. Beginning on Monday 20 July 2015 and running for an initial ...

  • Booker deal to buy Londis and Budgens
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    Booker deal to buy Londis and Budgens

    2015-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Londis and Budgens will be bought by Booker Group plc, the UK’s biggest food wholesaler, if the deal receives approval from the competition authorities. Booker announced it had agreed a £40m deal with Ireland-based Musgrave Group plc to acquire Musgrave Retail Partners GB, which comprises the Londis and Budgens ...

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    Londis forms new team for forecourts

    2015-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Londis has recognised the importance of forecourts and their differences to standalone convenience stores by forming a new forecourt retail team. The team’s aim is to make Londis best-in-class for forecourts. The move was announced at the symbol group’s conference, which was recently held in London. Other ...

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    Forecourt sites win two Londis awards

    2015-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Two forecourts picked up awards when Londis announced the winners of its annual Store of the Year awards. The award for the Londis Forecourt of the Year 2015 was presented to Brian and Joan Charlton of Londis Middleton Service Station, Pickering, North Yorkshire. In addition Certas Energy won ...

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    Londis invests in forecourts

    2015-04-29T00:00:00Z

    Londis has recognised the importance of forecourts and their differences to standalone convenience stores by forming a new forecourt retail team. The team’s aim is to make Londis best-in-class for forecourts. The move was announced at the symbol group’s conference, which was recently held in London. Other ...

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    Two forecourts win Londis awards

    2015-04-29T00:00:00Z

    Two forecourts picked up awards when Londis announced the winners of its annual Store of the Year awards. The award for the Londis Forecourt of the Year 2015 was presented to Brian and Joan Charlton of Londis Middleton Service Station, Pickering, North Yorkshire. In addition Certas Energy won ...

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    Londis outlines strategy at meetings with members

    2014-11-28T00:00:00Z

    Londis has outlined its vision to retailers in a series of nationwide meetings led by retail director John Pattison. Twelve cluster meetings were held across the UK last week, which brought together independent store owners to discuss opportunities for the symbol brand in the future. Pattison said: “The ...

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    Londis to run first above the line national media campaign

    2014-11-07T00:00:00Z

    Londis UK is investing in its first above the line national media campaign to drive more shoppers into stores over Christmas and New Year. The campaign launches on 27 November and will run across national newspapers and radio, to support direct marketing and in-store promotions. John Pattison, Londis ...

  • Certas Energy makes Londis preferred supplier
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    Certas Energy makes Londis preferred supplier

    2013-12-11T00:00:00Z

    Certas Energy has announced a preferred supplier arrangement with Londis that will provide Certas-supplied filling stations with a fast track to Londis for expert business advice and consultancy as they look to grow revenues. “We see this as a very positive addition to the range of benefits already available ...

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    Spar and Londis enhance ranges

    2013-08-14T00:00:00Z

    Two of the biggest symbol groups in the forecourt sector have introduced changes to their ranges. Spar UK is revamping two of its own brand soft drinks ranges with a redesign and new flavours in line with trends in the market. Spar’s flavoured still water range is getting ...

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    Londis launches rounded price range

    2013-07-17T00:00:00Z

    Londis is launching new own brand value bays to offer its retailers a collection of products at attractive rounded price points. The new bays will include 18 products from the symbol group’s mid-tier and entry level own brand ranges and will be priced at £1, £1.50 and £2. ...