Bestway opens second dual branded store

The opening day of a Costcutter / Bargain Booze store on Windy Arbor Road in Whiston, Prescot, Merseyside, June 17 2022.

Bestway Wholesale, the UK’s largest independent food and drink wholesaler, is delighted to announce that it has officially opened its second dual branded Costcutter and Bargain Booze store in Whiston, Prescot.

By having a Bargain Booze within the Costcutter store, the store now has an exciting and compelling off license offer to complement the market leading grocery proposition that Costcutter is renowned for within the sector

This innovative and pioneering concept brings together the strength of the Costcutter convenience offer with the leading beers, wines and spirits lines available from Bargain Booze to make a fantastic proposition for both retailers and consumers alike.

The store, which has had a refit investment of £100k to incorporate the innovative ‘store within a store’ concept, is expected to attract new customers and add value and encourage different shopping missions throughout the day as a perfect complement to its core community and locally sourced lines.

The refit also includes a vastly improved chilled and grocery range, encompassing a wide range of Co-Op own label products, together with a new and extensive Food To Go section.

Whiston Town Mayor, Marianne Burke-Thompson (centre) with store manager Tracey (left) and owner Phil Dickson (right) officially opening a Costcutter / Bargain Booze store on Windy Arbor Road in Whiston, Prescot, Merseyside, June 17 2022.

Local Mayor, Councillor Marianne Burke-Thompson attended the opening to cut the ribbon, declare the store officially open, and join in the celebrations.

As part of its new opening the store gave away goody bags for customers and ran a raffle throughout the week giving customers the opportunity to win some great prizes. The winners of the raffle were announced at the opening.

Speaking of the official opening, store manager, Tracy McConnell said, “We were delighted that the local Mayor was able to come to cut the ribbon to officially open our new store.

“It’s taken a huge amount of hard work to get to where we are and it was wonderful to celebrate the opening on Saturday with all of our loyal customers who are clearly enormously excited by the new offer, and hopefully we will be attracting some new customers too.”

Jamie Davison, Head of New Business and Store Development at Bestway Retail, said of the new dual branded Costcutter and Bargain Booze store:

“This store is our second pioneering concept store for Costcutter and Bargain Booze which is an exciting milestone for us as a business. The concept aims to meet the needs of our customers so they are able to buy everything they need across a full day.

We have further plans for developing more hybrid concept stores which we will announce going forward.”