July 22 British convenience store operator
McColl's Retail Group Plc reported a 2.1 percent rise
in first-half like-for-like sales, helped by improved product
ranges at convenience stores format.
McColl's also said its Chief Operating Officer Martyn Aguss
resigned and that the group appointed Dave Thomas, currently
operations director, as COO with immediate effect.
The company said John Coleman, currently its deputy
chairman, will become non-executive chairman.
The company, which got listed earlier this year, said total
sales rose 3.6 percent to 444.2 million pounds ($758.6 million)
in the 26 weeks ended May 25.
McColl's had 747 convenience stores in the UK and 544
newsagents by the end of the period.
($1 = 0.5855 British Pounds)
(Reporting by Aastha Agnihotri in Bangalore; Editing by