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One Stop working with youngest Franchisee building successful business: 2 years on

9 November 2015

Two years ago in November 2013 One Stop started working with their youngest Franchisee Aleem Choudry at only 19 years old! Previously owning a site that was once a car accessories shop, the store that opened in Prestatyn as a One Stop Franchise was a cold start for Aleem and his family who were part of the initial One Stop Franchise five store pilot. With Aleem being only 19 and having little experience in convenience retail, One Stop worked closely with him enabling him to work in a local company store prior to joining to ensure it definitely was something he was passionate about taking on.

Two years on and Aleem has built a very successful business partnership with One Stop seeing a significant sales uplift across the first year, accompanied with a successful 23% growth in year two serving circa 3,000 transactions per week. Due to the success of the first two years, Aleem has now further invested in his One Stop store increasing it in size to enable him to extend the frozen and off license range, household, biscuits and beverages too. The space created by doing the extension has opened up the store and made it easier for customers to shop.

As the store was part of the original opening they did not initially benefit from a store launch event back in 2013, but with the recent extension of the store One Stop has invested in a launch event for the store in their local area on Saturday 7th November with Dr David James their local MP cutting the red ribbon. All of this partly to celebrate the extension and the new store ‘look and feel’, but also in celebration of the successful two years Aleem and his family have had working together with One Stop.

Aleem shared his thoughts on the partnership so far, ‘One Stop helped me from the very beginning to make sure convenience retailing was even something I wanted to get involved in. I run my store exactly to their Franchise model and it has been such a success and so easy to manage. I am really proud of how well the store is trading, so much so I wanted to invest more into it to give my customers more choice and space to shop within. One Stop have been a great partner helping me grow the business over the past 2 years, and I look forward to more years to come.’

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