Jersey retail group J Mart Limited has announced that it has joined leading convenience retail business Costcutter Supermarkets Group in a move that will see its 18 stores adopt the Costcutter brand, bringing a much enhanced product range to its customers.
Its 18 stores previously traded as Spar and include two petrol station forecourts and four post offices.
All the stores will be redeveloped in line with the latest Costcutter store guidelines and offer customers across Jersey an extensive product range, including chilled and frozen products, Costcutter’s newIndependent own label, competitive prices and a three-weekly promotional programme allowing customers to buy all their daily needs from their local store.
Costcutter Supermarkets Group, based at Dunnington, York, is one of the UK’s biggest symbol groups supporting over 2,500 independent retailers to develop their businesses and meet the needs of their customers and communities.
This deal brings Costcutter stores to Jersey for the first time.
Nigel Robson, chief executive of J Mart Limited, said:
“As an independent retail group we are committed to offering our customers across Jersey access to the best convenience stores, products and prices.
“A key reason for joining Costcutter Supermarkets Group, and converting our stores to its Costcutter brand, was the significantly expanded product range we now have access to.
“We are now able to offer customers a wide range of fresh, chilled and frozen products, along with a quality own brand, right on their doorstep.”
“Refitting all our stores to Costcutter’s latest specification will deliver an excellent store environment to our customers, one that they will enjoy shopping in time and again.
“We will also be installing the latest till systems which will speed up customer transactions and simplify our ordering and stock management processes which will further benefit our customers.”
Darcy Willson-Rymer, CEO of Costcutter Supermarkets Group, said:
“Our retailer proposition provides members with the best range, leading technology systems and extensive member support services that will enable J Mart Limited to further develop its business and to continue to offer its customers a superior shopping experience.”