Scotmid to run Scottish pilots with Bargain Booze owner

EDINBURGH-based independent co-operative Scotmid and franchised off-licence company Conviviality Retail (the owner of the Bargain Booze fascia) are to pilot a small number of stores in Scotland.
The trial, to be launched early next year, will see Scotmid become Conviviality Retail’s exclusive Scottish franchisee.
Conviviality Retail is the owner of the UK’s largest franchised off-licence operation with more than 600 stores in England and Wales, operating mostly under the Bargain Booze, Bargain Booze Select Convenience and Wine Rack brands.
The pilots are part of a new venture, no current Scotmid outlets will be involved.
John Brodie, chief executive of Scotmid Co-operative said: “We will be Conviviality’s exclusive Scottish franchisee and if the trial proves successful for both parties there is the potential for further stores to be rolled out across Scotland.”