MPK Garages has signed a three year supply agreement with Londis to supply up to 28 of its forecourt sites commencing June 2010. (MPK has over 40 sites and is number six in the Forecourt Trader Top 50 indies list.)
Previously supplied by Palmer & Harvey, up to 28 MPK sites will now be supplied by Londis in the first six months of the new trading agreement.
The sites are predominantly located in East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire borders with a number also in the South of England. Store sizes currently range from 400 sq ft up to 1,500 sq ft. Fuel is supplied, in the main, by Total and also by Texaco.
As part of the mobilisation Londis and MPK will be working together to redevelop the stores and improve the retail offer, including Londis branding (where appropriate). Focusing on offering customers ‘all you need for everyday living’, this will include a stronger fresh offer, plus beers/wines/spirits and the introduction of key elements of the Londis own brand range, which offer shoppers quality and value for money, while building on the core strengths of the existing MPK offer.
Paul Kershaw, director MPK Garages says: “A key strategy of our business is to now improve the retail offer and this requires that we partner with a strong symbol group or groups. We put the business out to tender and the strongest offer to benefit both the company and the operators came from Londis and I’m delighted to be doing business with them.“
Paul Courtney, Londis sales director added: “We’re delighted that MPK Garages chose to partner with Londis and look forward to building a long term relationship with them, developing their forecourt offer over the coming years. This is a great step in continuing to build on the Londis multiple account partnership business.“