Heatwave Fuels Turnover Growth

As weather experts announce the longest continuous period of hot weather since 2006, Chelmsford Star has seen the exceptional weather drive shoppers to its convenience stores improving “like for like” growth.

Chief Executive Officer, Barry Wood said; “Generating a level of meaningful “like for like” growth in our Food business this year has been difficult as consumers see their disposable income squeezed, but in the last four weeks up to Saturday, 13th July, our Food business generated a “like for like” increase of 3.4% (excluding fuel), with the last two weeks seeing an increase of 8.2%”.