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One Stop’s latest franchisee creates 11 new jobs and saves local Post Office

12 December 2016

In the beautiful small town of Attleborough in Norfolk, business owner Alan Fincham was contemplating a store refit. Like many independent retailers that have been trading on the same site for many years, Alan faced increased local competition and recognised that his customer's needs had outgrown that of a typical CTN store.

Around the same time news broke that the High Street Post Office would be closing, leaving the town centre without a postal service. It’s at this point Alan knew that he had to partner with a successful national brand that could help him create more than just a convenience store, “ I chose One Stop because they encouraged me to take a step back and look at my business differently. We were selling more news and tobacco than food, so it was clear we needed to extend our range and partner with a brand that could introduce a credible fresh offer alongside a strong promotional package. But most of all the community needed a Post Office service, said Alan Fincham, Business Owner.”

Along with One Stop’s £50k, Alan has invested a large amount to ensure the store surpassed his loyal customer’s needs. The sales area has been increased by more than 400 sq.ft. to incorporate a fresh range which offers customers a sound convenient alternative to the Sainsbury’s opposite. The heritage of the business has been looked after and the large home news delivery service, is now supported by more than 6 meters’ of space for news, magazines, and card sales.

Postal services at the store will be provided from three counters, two screened and one local on the retail counter, which will provide customers with an additional 68 hours a week of Post Office services. The store also features a Subway which has been introduced to increase the stores food-to-go offer for busy high street shoppers.

Alan summarises, “I’m delighted that we’ve been to create 11 new jobs in the process, 2 in the store, 6 in the Subway and 3 in the Post Office. And to have been able to save the community Post Office, ensures those without transport can now easily access their pensions. I’d like to thank everyone at One Stop for their support, like my customers, I’m thrilled with the transformation”.

Attleborough’s famous Lollipop man John Poll cut the ribbon and officially opened the store on 3rd December and the news soon spread once Town Cryer Alan Austin announced the doors were open.

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