Costcutter hits stores record

COSTCUTTER’S total store numbers have risen above 2,600 for the first time, the group has announced.

The number of Costcutter, Mace, Kwiksave, SuperShop and Simply Fresh stores now totals 2,625, including an increase of 41 stores in the first quarter of 2015.

Store numbers are reported to have increased in all regions and includes eight new retailers joining from Nisa.

Daniel Quest, retail director, said: “What is clear is that retailers understand the value we are able to bring due to the combined simplicity and strength of our offer.

“The simpler pricing, no membership fees and no order fees which we introduced in 2014 when we entered our partnership with P&H is obviously attractive.”