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One Stop set for rapid growth plans with appointment of retail specialist

8th January 2020

One Stop has appointed Bill Nelson to the role of Business Development Manager who joins the convenience store retailer with a wealth of industry experience spanning over two decades.

Bill has a proven track record in the symbol, wholesale and franchise convenience market, bagging a number of awards during his illustrious career. He will be assisting with the current franchise portfolio – now standing at 200 – and working with One Stop to further its franchise growth plans.

Commenting on his appointment Bill said: “It’s fantastic to be at One Stop and the franchise offering is one of the strongest in the convenience marketplace.

“Chilled and grocery have traditionally been hard for the convenience sector and represent the biggest opportunity to grow sales and One Stop have absolutely nailed these important categories. They have the right range in their stores, store support, merchandising, technology and the One Stop Own Label brand is superb.

“One Stop undoubtedly services the needs of the franchisee. By installing best practice it leads to optimum business gain, for its franchise partners, which is a breath of fresh air in our sector. They’ve proven their model over the past five years really works and I firmly believe this is the next logical step in an industry that sees continuous challenges.”

Bill has worked across a range of national brands and brings to the role commercial acumen, exceptional relationship, negotiation and communication skills and is a well-respected figure in the retail industry.

Speaking about the appointment John Miller, Head of Franchise comments: “At One Stop we’re incredibly pleased that Bill has joined the team. With over 20 years spent in the convenience sector, Bill has worked for most of his life with independent retailers and his experience is second to none.

“We’ve been very impressed with Bill’s passion and care for people’s businesses which is incredibly important to us at One Stop. He will be a great fit within the franchise family and will pay an integral part of the planed accelerated growth plans of the One Stop franchise.”

One Stop has now been operating its highly successful franchise model for the past five years, distilling the offering to become one of the most sought after in the industry.

John concludes: “We are looking to significantly grow our franchise model over the next few years, with appointments like Bill’s helping us to take the brand to the next level.  We aim to keep improving the offer, with innovation and our retailer’s needs at the core of our operations.”


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