If you’re interested in becoming your own boss and running a grocery store business, why not start your own One Stop Stores franchise? Working within an in-demand sector offers great opportunities for profit and success, and working with a well-known brand name like One Stop only increases this likelihood.
One Stop Stores franchise opportunities are very much in demand, and it’s easy to understand why. Particularly once you know that the UK convenience store market grew by a whopping 10.1% in 2021 [IBISWorld]. If you’d love to become your own boss with this trusted, successful brand, keep reading. Below, you’ll find out everything you need to know in order to invest with One Stop.
Does One Stop Stores franchise in the UK?
Yes, One Stop does franchise in the UK. The retail franchise is a subsidiary of Tesco that operates as a separate business, and the franchisor team would be happy to welcome you to the One Stop Stores family from its Walsall, West Midlands head office. With almost 1000 One Stops currently operating across the country, you’ll join a truly thriving franchise network if you choose to invest.
Start a franchise with One Stop and get the support and backing of the Tesco group. With over 900 stores across the UK, our size and scale are your reassurance. We’re growing every day… partnering with people like you who want to join our success story but still be their own boss and retain the freedom to do things their way.
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The history of the One Stop convenience store chain
Since 2003, One Stop has been a subsidiary of the Tesco Group, and the brand launched its official franchise scheme just over 10 years later in January 2014. Once franchising became an option, One Stop continued to grow and grow and grow, serving more and more loyal customers up and down the UK on a daily basis and now employing over 10,000 people.
We’re open seven days a week, early to late, and with our stores throughout England and Wales, there’s sure to be a One Stop near you. Whether you need to pick up breakfast and a newspaper on your way to work, or prepare for tonight’s meal with our Own Label range and a bottle of wine. Whatever the occasion, there’s something for everyone.
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Start a franchise in the convenience store sector with a One Stop Stores business
If you’d love to start a One Stop Stores franchise and all you’ve learned so far has only left you readier than ever to take the plunge, keep reading. The three questions answered below will provide you with everything you need in order to enter into a One Stop franchise investment with your eyes wide open...
1. How do you go about becoming a One Stop grocery store franchisee?
You can request more information about an investment with One Stop via the franchise’s Point Franchise profile page, or directly on the company’s franchise-focused arm of the website. Know, before you do, that you won’t necessarily need previous experience or qualification in the retail and convenience store sectors in order to thrive, but this experience IS highly desirable for the brand. Beyond experience, One Stop believes the following traits make up the ideal franchisee:
- Business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit
- A drive to succeed
- A goal-orientated way of working
- A willingness to listen and learn
- A willingness to share success with One Stop
2. How much do you need to invest?
The cost of starting a franchise will vary from business to business, depending on a number of different factors including the attached brand name, the industry of operation and the franchise type. That said, the average cost of starting a franchise, as of 2018, is £42,200 [British Franchise Association].
If you’re interested in becoming a One Stop franchisee, you’ll need to make a minimum initial investment of £50,000, which is close to this average. Here are a few other cost examples from the retail industry to give you a better idea of the shape of the sector (but don’t forget that One Stop is a hugely recognisable brand, and this is 100% a leg-up):
Signorini Tartufi - To become a Signorini Tartufi franchisee, you’ll need to make a minimum initial investment of £30,000, with franchise fees of £15,000 and a total investment cost of £90,000.
The London Vape Company - To become a franchisee with The London Vape Company, you’ll need to make a minimum initial investment of £30,000, with franchise fees of £50,000 and a total investment cost of £60,000.
Zip Yard - To become a Zip Yard franchisee, you’ll need to make a minimum initial investment of £38,500, with franchise fees of £15,000.
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3. What do you get for your investment?
Franchising with One Stop comes with many different benefits, and the franchise programme has been running successfully for almost 10 years - so you can be sure it’s been honed to perfection. When you invest, you’ll embark on a 13-week-long training programme covering all aspects of running your One Stop. You’ll then have five further training days focused on using the One Stop system, and you’ll gain access to an extensive operations manual. Moving forwards, you’ll be appointed a Business Development Manager to help you grow your One Stop and build a thriving franchise business.
Even though you’re part of the One Stop family, you’re still running the show. Yes, we give you the support, tools and backing to be successful, but none of that would mean anything if you weren’t still in charge. It’s the best of both worlds – the freedom to do things your way, with the knowledge that you’re also part of one of the UK’s favourite retail groups. Win-win.
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Start running your own business with a convenience store franchise today
If you’re interested in starting your own convenience store franchise, you’ll hopefully now have a strong sense of whether this would truly work for you, and whether a One Stop Stores franchise investment might suit. If you’re still on the fence about the type of franchise you’d like to launch, keep up your research - there’s plenty out there to discover. Browse Point Franchise’s vast and comprehensive UK franchise directory if you really want to go back to the drawing board.
Cara Squires, Point Franchise ©