MRH has motored ahead with its trial of new store formats, reopening four sites after redevelopments; and has bought two more sites with the acquisition of Mitha Forecourts based in Barnsely, South Yorkshire.

The redevelopments at Downfields, Cambridge-shire; Stanway, Essex; Hatton Cross, London; and Forder Valley, Plymouth; are part of MRH’s wider strategy to invest in its service stations and to develop partnerships which increase the choice for its customers.

The BP-branded site at Downfields opened on July 20. The store has been expanded from 123sq m to 158sq m. The site features a Co-op-branded store, new LED lighting on the forecourt and shop, the latest MRH branding across the site, and new washrooms. The Stanway site, which reopened the same day, has a refitted Spar shop featuring new Spar and MRH branding. The Hatton Cross site reopened on July 27, has also been refitted and now features both a Co-op shop and a Subway. The BP-branded Landmark petrol station at Forder Valley features a new Spar-shop and on-site Greggs.