Londis

The grocery chain franchisor Londis supplies a network of 2,200 independent convenience stores and garages across the UK. The company, which has 600 own-label brands, describes itself as a “symbol group” and also offers its members marketing and IT support. Each store holder owns a single share in the business, which recorded slim margins on sales of £491m in 2002, when it employed 675 staff.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank63
CompanyLondis
ActivityConvenience store franchisor
LocationMiddlesex
Sales £m491
Profit £m3
Year endJan 02
Principal shareholdersEach member has a single share
Staff675
Founded1959
Websitewww.londis.co.uk

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