Purchase expands gas station and convenience store portfolio

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East Yorkshire-based Jos Richardson & Son Ltd continued its expansion with the acquisition of full ownership of Waterside Filling Station in Beverley, its third new site in just six months.

The fifth-generation family business, which was originally founded in Goole and is now headquartered outside Howden, operates ten service stations and convenience stores in the east, north and west of Yorkshire, as well as Truckstop facilities next to its Glews Services site near Goole.

After a complete redevelopment, the new Beverley site will reopen on Wednesday May 4, operating with long-time Jos Richardson & Son partners Jet for fuel and SPAR for wholesale groceries.

It will also include a Costa Express, a Daily Deli offering hot and cold food, an off-license sale of beers, wines and spirits, a National Lottery outlet and an ATM in the store.

The site will employ a team of around ten people, including a manager, deputy manager and customer assistants.

Managing Director Joseph Richardson said, “This is an exciting opportunity for us, which we view primarily as a fuel convenience store.

“The store had good sales before it closed and we hope to return to that level and beyond.

“For the past few months, we have been working with our suppliers to make the site operational.”

The Waterside service station in Beverley was previously leased to The Co-op, but has been vacant since April 2021.

It includes two fuel islands, with four filling stations, and the building spans 4,000 square feet. Alastair Coates, of Alexander James, acted as Jos Richardson & Son’s estate agent for the latest acquisition, and the legal work was completed by Emma Wilson of Gateley Legal, Leeds.

Last year Jos Richardson & Son added the Budgens branded convenience store in Gilberdyke, East Yorkshire to its portfolio, which is the first of the company’s sites to operate solely as a convenience store, rather than a petrol station with an attached convenience store. to her. Soon after, he bought a Haxby shopping parade near York.

Richardson added: “It has been a busy few months, but we are excited about the tremendous potential these new sites bring to our growing and evolving business.

“To open the new store in Beverley, we carried out a complete refurbishment, which includes new refrigeration and new pumps selling four grades of fuel.”

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