New convenience store chain opens first of 30 shops in Scotland
The first of 30 new convenience chains, Eddy's Food Stations, opened yesterday and created 14 new jobs in Alloa with an additional 500 created over the next five years across central Scotland.
Clackmannanshire is the very first flagship operation of Stephen Thompson, former CEO and co-founder of Morning, Noon & Night.
The introduction of Eddy's Food Station marks Thompson's return to retail after being president of Dundee United football club from 2008 to 2018.
The Alloa store is the first of many and will be joined by 30 additions in the next five years, a combination of new locations and the transformation of existing convenience store locations into Eddy's Food Stations.
John Richardson, general manager of food service at Eddy's said: 'In addition to a wide range of groceries our point of difference will be a high-quality, Scottish, daily takeaway menu of hot and cold fresh foods, from filled rolls to hot pizza slices, there are options for every meal.'
John Richardson, Edited Food Manager at Eddy's Food Station, said: "Eddy's Food Station Stores is aiming to exceed customers" expectations of a local shop by providing something way beyond basic service needs.
Eddy's works with a number of Scottish food distributors to offer clients personalised products tailored for the Scottish market.