Experienced retailers Siemi and Shoaib Khan re-launched their forecourt, Hylands Service Station, last week after leaving their previous symbol group and joining forces with Londis as their new retail partners.

Having worked in retail for more than 15 years the couple were keen to take their business to the next level and chose Londis after being impressed by the range of products on offer and the marketing services available. The 900 sq ft store had undergone a refit in recent years but with the help of their Retail Sales Manager and the Londis team, the store has been fully redeveloped to the latest Londis standards.

Under the Londis brand the service station now features an extensive range of chilled food within 7m of refrigeration for fresh bake-off and food to go produce, grocery, confectionary, newspapers, lottery and car care services. There is also a dedicated café selling Seattle’s Best coffee, from Starbucks, with freshly made sandwiches, baguettes and pizzas from their in-store bakery. In the forecourt there are 12 pumps and car wash and vacuum facilities for customers, available 24 hours a day.

Siemi and Shoaib, who have also signed up to the Londis brand essentials scheme said, “We have been really impressed with the support we have received from Londis so far. We’re also delighted with the quality of products we are now able to offer our customers and only wish that we had embarked on this partnership with Londis sooner.”

The Khans are among more than 200 retailers recruited by Londis in 2010 as the symbol operation continues to develop and strengthen its brand,. One third of these numbers represent retailers who have switched from other symbol groups to join Londis and others include forecourt formats, multiple account retailers, plus a broad range of store sizes and locations, including neighbourhood and convenience stores.