Lifestyle Express gains 30 new stores

There are now 30 brand new Lifestyle Express stores, courtesy of Time Wholesale Services joining forces with the fascia group to covert previous retail club members.

This takes the total number of Lifestyle Express stores to just under 800, following the closure of Blakemore’s cash and carry depots earlier this year.

“It made sense for us to convert our existing retail club members to Lifestyle Express,” said Sony Bihal, Managing Director, Time Wholesale Services. “They really are the experts when it comes to convenience retailing and we know our stores are in the best possible hands. As part of Lifestyle Express, our retailers will now have the best support in the business, including a dedicated magazine and website, industry-leading planograms, core range and a packed promotional calendar which enables them to compete effectively, whatever their trading environment.”

Time Wholesale Services has also created an in-depot display area, showcasing the benefits of Lifestyle Express to its customers. The display shop front is attracting a lot of attention from independent retailers already.

“We are delighted to be working with Time Wholesale and their retailers,” commented Stuart Johnson, Retail Controller, Landmark Wholesale. “There is a significant opportunity for the Lifestyle Express fascia in the South East and we via Time, are receiving strong interest.

“We have gone through a period of consolidation following the exit of Blakemore Wholesale from cash and carry and we have successfully switched the majority of the Lifestyle Express retailers previously supplied by Blakemore to alternate Landmark Wholesale member depots. Our grey fascia concept is proving a real hit with retailers both existing and new, so we are now well placed to build for the future.”