MD for convenience chain

Fresh start for Gallacher at Dynamic Retail

ScotfreshRetail entrepreneur Shaun Marwaha, who heads up Glasgow-based convenience store chain Dynamic Retail, has promoted retail operations manager Chris Gallacher to managing director.

His elevation is part of a management restructure which will allow Mr Marwaha to focus on the strategic growth of the company’s Scotfresh fascia.

Mr Marwaha, who brought in ex-Booker retail development controller Gallacher almost two years ago, currently operates nine stores across Glasgow and the central belt.

He wants to expand the business to position Scotfresh as one of the leading names in convenience retailing in Scotland.

He said: “When we took the decision to grow the business we also decided to create our own convenience brand and develop our own identity in the marketplace. That strategy has paid off for us.

“I initially brought in Chris to help restructure the business and develop our existing growth strategy with food to go at its core.

“With Chris taking full control of the day-to-day running of the business I am now in a position to invest more time and energy in seeking new business acquisitions as well as developing and exploring strategies that will put Scotfresh in a position of strength moving forward.

“New store openings will continue to fuel our future development with Chris focusing on key growth areas such as food to go and fresh foods,” he continued. “Staff receiving the right training and ensuring the customer comes first form a big part of his plans this year.”

Mr Gallacher said: “This is an exciting time for Scotfresh as we move into the next phase of our growth.

“It’s not just about adding more stores to our portfolio – it’s about finding the right stores in the right locations.

“In the meantime, strengthening our fresh and food to go business will be one of my immediate priorities and we’re working on rolling out our OOR Kitchen concept to more stores.

“This food to go offer is going down well with customers in our Denny and Armadale stores and that is our benchmark for developing the concept in other stores with range tailored to the size and location of the outlet.”

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