A brand-new Lifestyle Express store in Walsall is already enjoying a £10,000 weekly turnover after opening just six months ago.
After opening the store on Birmingham Road, Walsall last year, it now employs three members of staff and features key services including a free ATM machine, a hot and cold deli counter and a hot drinks-to-go counter.
The store has also recently received its license to sell alcohol which has seen sales increase by 20 per cent.
“We’re delighted with how the first six months have gone,” commented store owner Salah Sedawi. “Our weekly turnover has already reached £10,000 which we envisage will have grown even more by the end of 2018, by which time we plan to have employed at least one extra member of staff.
“My store manager Rose was very quick to find ways to exceed local customers’ expectations. She’s always looking for products and services they can’t get elsewhere, such as our in-store bakery which has been incredibly well received by customers who come in daily for their freshly baked bread, croissants and other baked goods.”
Store manager Rose Rickett (pictured) agrees: “We’re grateful for every customer that chooses to shop with us and I want to reward their loyalty so I’m always looking for ways to help them or make their shopping experience better, such as creating small fruit trays for elderly customers or offering a delivery service for our in-store bakery.”
“The Lifestyle Express team have been hugely helpful in the opening of our store, too. When it came to choosing which symbol group to go with, Lifestyle Express stood out as the obvious choice. And our faith has paid off, it’s been a great experience.”
Stuart Johnson, Retail Controller, Landmark Wholesale, commented: “We are thrilled, although unsurprised, by the success of Salah and Rose’s first six months. Their success is a great example of how recognising points of difference against nearby competition is a key way of gaining a loyal customer base.”
Lifestyle Express has recently launched a brand-new website, which is packed full of helpful tips and resources for retailers. For more information about Lifestyle Express or to check out the new website, please visit: www.lifestyle-express.co.uk