One Stop landed not one, but two impressive wins at this year’s prestigious Retail Industry Awards 2022, held on Tuesday evening at a ceremony in London. The retailer won the ‘Convenience Retailer of the Year’ award as well as ‘Multiple Community Retailer of the Year’ award, beating major competitors within the industry.
One Stop Managing Director, Sarah Lawler comments: “It’s been a remarkable year for us at One Stop and we’re absolutely thrilled that our efforts have been recognised by two such prestigious awards.”
Throughout this year there have been many outstanding milestones at One Stop, with the retailer opening 65 new One Stop stores and significantly strengthening their online presence. One Stop became the first grocery retailer available on the three leading delivery platforms of ‘Deliveroo’, ‘Just Eats’ and ‘Uber Eats’. Most One Stop stores now offer at least one online delivery platform option to customers. This means One Stop has excellent delivery coverage across the UK! Sarah Lawler went onto say: “We have worked hard to put the building blocks in place to enable this success and we are feeling excited for our future.”
The company has also refreshed the retail environment of their stores, with new point of sale, which has created a more cohesive and modern look across the portfolio. Sarah Lawler added, “This has enabled us to reflect that we are a ‘go to’ brand for fresh and grocery items. Shopping needs are evolving and products that would traditionally have required purchasing further afield at larger supermarkets, are now available on customer’s doorsteps.”
One Stop wasn’t just recognised for its commercial success, by winning the ‘Multiple Community Retailer of the Year’ award the company is also being recognised for its work with charities and organisations within the community.
Sarah added: “This has always formed part of our DNA at One Stop and this year has been no different. We’ve built partnerships and created initiatives to help address food waste and food poverty. As well as this we’ve raised a huge amount for our partner charities and organisations with over £9million raised since 2013. As a business we’re all exceptionally proud of this achievement and to be recognised for what we have done will only drive us forwards to provide more for others who need it the most.”
“Our passion to reduce our environmental impact and put sustainability at the forefront of what we do has also been elevated through the many positive actions and changes we’ve implemented over the last year.”
“We certainly wouldn’t have the success we’ve had without the people who make up One Stop. “Our 10,000 colleagues are the heartbeat of our operations and so these awards are for them.”