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BHS moves into convenience food

27 April 2015

After a successful pilot in Romford, Staines and Warrington, BHS is to expand its food offering with two new contracts and 250 new staff.

After purchasing BHS for a rumoured £1, new owner Retail Acquisitions has signed a deal with Booker Group to help expand its convenience food offering to a further 20 stores, creating a proposed 250 new jobs for the company.

Retail Acquisitions has also signed a deal with Compass for the food service provider to take over the operations of all of its cafes and restaurants for a rumoured multi-million pound project.

BHS Chief Executive Darren Topp said: "These two strategic deals mark the start of a new journey for BHS. We aim to surprise consumers with an expanded range of products and services and to return this iconic and very British brand to the hearts of the people across the country.

"This frees up my team to focus on what we do best: sourcing and selling great home products and clothing at great prices, while allowing BHS to expand into new areas."

It's good news for BHS, who have been hit with claims that suppliers to BHS have had credit insurance either cut or withheld. 

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