About James Convenience Retail

Jonathan James acquired the GT Retail stores from Conviviality through a 10 year franchise agreement to operate convenience stores and newsagents under their “Select Convenience” brand.

Subsequently in March 2016 as part of our strategic growth plans, James Retail acquired First Stop News Limited, the holding company of Rippleglen, trading stores as Supernews and Maynews across the UK, taking the group to 110 stores and one of the largest operators of Home News Delivery in the country.

With a strong core of neighbourhood convenience stores along with stores in 17 travel interchange locations, James Retail is a strong regional force in the independent convenience sector.

The business is managed by a dynamic team located at our Barlborough Office in North Derbyshire.

With a strong commitment for further growth, James Retail is looking for more locations to trade this very successful off licence-led convenience offer.