All Londis articles – Page 3

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    Londis launches cereals


    Londis is continuing to develop its own brand range with the launch of two new breakfast cereals: corn flakes and wheat biscuits. Both offer retailers profit margins of up to 40%.

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    MPK Garages announces Londis deal for 28 sites


    MPK Garages has signed a three-year supply agreement with Londis to supply up to 28 of its forecourt sites starting in June 2010. Previously supplied by Palmer Harvey, MPK said the sites would now be supplied by Londis in the first six months of the new trading ...

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    MPK partners with Londis


    MPK Garages has signed a three year supply agreement with Londis to supply up to 28 of its forecourt sites commencing June 2010. (MPK has over 40 sites and is number six in the Forecourt Trader Top 50 indies list.) Previously supplied by Palmer Harvey, ...

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    Londis ’emerges stronger’ at conference 2010


    ‘Emerging Stronger’ was the theme for this year’s annual Londis conference, which reflected on how 2009 had been a ’milestone’ year. Musgrave Retailers Partners GB, which operates the Londis brand, celebrated its 50th anniversary, launched ‘Londis Fresh’ and implemented extensive change programmes across the business, leaving the company with ...

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    Londis replaces Spar at Wilson’s second store


    Wilson Girvan has switched his Fort Augustus store from Spar to Londis to match his award-winning forecourt store at Aberfeldy, run by his son Blair. The Fort Augustus store has seen more than a few changes since 1971 when Wilson took it on as a rundown and bankrupt ...

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    New cool trucks for Londis to improve chilled delivery


    Londis is improving its supply chain efficiency with a new fleet of environmentally-friendly lorries. The multi-million pound 72-piece fleet will supplement the existing distribution fleet and be phased into circulation over the next two months. Chilled produce is a key focus for Londis as it embarks on a re-launch of ...

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    Brobot opts for Londis and targets £10m sales


    Brobot Petroleum has confirmed Londis as its long-term retail partner. The northern-based family-owned business - which includes fuel distribution and 21 sites in the East Midlands and Yorkshire - is expecting to achieve in excess of £10 million sales a year as a result of the deal. "We are ...

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    Brobot commits to Londis


    Following a successful store trial, Brobot Petroleum, the forecourt retailer with 21 sites in the East Midlands and Yorkshire, has confirmed Londis as its long-term retail partner, which is expected to achieve annual turnover of more than £10 million. Steve Lucas, Londis sales director, said: “We are delighted ...

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    Petrol retailer wins Londis store award


    A forecourt scooped the top prize at the Londis Store of the Year awards. Blair Girvan’s c-store in Aberfeldy, Perthshire won the ’best forecourt store’ category then went on to take the awards’ top accolade. Blair, who has run the shop in Dunkeld Street for five years, received his award ...

  • Londis retailers say ’yes’ to Musgrave

    Londis retailers say ’yes’ to Musgrave


    Londis retailers have voted overwhelmingly in support of a buyout from Budgens owner Musgrave UK As expected, the majority of Londis shareholders – 97 per cent – gave their approval of the proposed acquisition at an Extraordinary General Meeting held in Birmingham on June 22. Musgrave and Londis will now ...

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    Londis calls for hush


    Symbol group Londis has put the HCPS unit from Hubbard Commercial Refrigeration at the heart of its forecourt store refrigeration systems. Londis is undergoing a major expansion of its forecourt store programme, including the Londis Express fascia, and latest sites are now fully-fledged convenience stores. Tony Riddy, retail director of ...

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    Londis saga rolls on with rival bid


    The Londis sale saga has continued this month with news of a rival bid from a management team led by former executives from convenience chain T S Stores (acquired two years ago by Tesco). The newly formed consortium, named Lancelot, and backed by Icelandic bank Kaupthing, is offering ...

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    Retailers set to cash in at Londis


    Forecourt retailers with Londis stores stand to pocket more than £30,000 following a new offer by Budgens owner Musgrave, to buy the symbol group. Last year Musgrave bid £40 million for Londis, a deal that was scuppered following the scandal around the share-out of the proceeds. The four directors of ...

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    Londis appeals for new recruits


    Londis is hoping to sign up more forecourt stores with a new recruitment offer, which includes 20 per cent off the Londis Express fascia until the end of January 2004.The group has reappraised its forecourt range and space allocation and has briefed a range of specialist suppliers to cover every ...