McColl's

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McColls Retail Group PLC
Public limited company
Traded asLSEMCLS
IndustryRetailing
Founded1973
Headquarters
Brentwood, Essex, England
Number of locations
Approximately 1,550 shops (as of October 2019)[1][2]
Key people
  • Jonathan Miller (Chief Executive)
    (Chief Financial Officer)
    Dave Thomas(Chief Operating Officer)
RevenueIncrease £932.2 million (2015)[3]
Increase £23.6 million (2015)[3]
SubsidiariesMartin McColl Ltd
Websitemccolls.co.uk

McColls Retail Group is a British convenience shop and newsagent operator, trading under the trading names McColls (for convenience shops), Martins (newsagents and pound shops) and RS McColl for shops in Scotland.[4][5] McColl's also operates post offices in one third of the estate, making them the largest post office operator in the United Kingdom.[6]

The company was floated on the stock market in January 2014.[7][7] In July 2016, wholly owned subsidiary, Martin McColl Ltd, announced it would acquire 298 shops from The Co-operative Group (subject to CMA approval) for £117 million.[8]

Criticism[edit]

After a number of robberies in Wirral, including one in which a manager was knocked out, McColls was fined £150,000, and ordered to pay £78,000 prosecution costs in November 2014, for failing to protect its staff.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neighbourhood convenience". McColl's Corporate website. McColl's. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. ^ "About Us". McColl's. McColl's. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Preliminary Results 2015" (PDF). McColl's.
  4. ^ Addy, Rod. "TM puts c-stores under single McColl's fascia".
  5. ^ "McColl's - Our History".
  6. ^ "McColl's - Did you know?".
  7. ^ a b Wood, Zoe (27 January 2014). "McColl's top managers in line for £180m fortune from flotation". The Guardian.
  8. ^ "Acquisition of 298 stores from the Co-Op - RNS - London Stock Exchange".
  9. ^ Stewart, Gary (14 November 2014). "McColls newsagents fined £150,000 for failing to protect staff in Wirral". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 16 December 2016.

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