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About McColl's

McColl's Retail Group is the leading neighbourhood retailer in the independent managed sector running 1,367 convenience and newsagent stores. We operate 926 McColl’s branded UK convenience stores as well as 441 newsagents (includes our larger variety stores) branded Martin’s, except in Scotland where we operate under our heritage brand, RS McColl. We have more than doubled our number of convenience stores over the last eight years, which now accounts for over half of the estate.

McColl's provides local communities with a full range of amenities and neighbourhood services at a competitive price. The Group is focused on developing and expanding the convenience side of its business, which currently accounts for over half of the store portfolio.

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McColl's has a long and rich history in retail and is well established in the convenience sector. The Group was founded in 1973 in vending operations and grew to become the established leader in these markets.

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