Supermarket franchise opens latest store in Cyprus

Thomas Green's, a UK-based supermarket franchise that sells well-known British brands, has opened its latest franchise in Cyprus. Terry Ward, franchise owner of the Thomas Green's Cyprus location, has opened the store in Derynia near Famagusta.

Before joining Thomas Green's Terry owned a hardware shop in Buckingham, England for 30 years. Having spent many family holidays on the Mediterranean island, when Terry and his wife Christine decided to leave the UK they chose to live in Cyprus. Terry commented: 'The excellent climate really does bring people back time and time again, and once the Brits discover they can have their favourites from home, we see this proving to be very popular and busy shop. It has already created considerable interest.'

Thomas Green's currently has stores located in the Netherlands, Spain, Ibiza, Portugal and France and customers can either purchase goods in store or online with van delivery.

Philip Evans, Managing Director of Thomas Green's, said: 'In our shops in France and The Netherlands we find that many of our customers are from the local population, whereas in Spain and Portugal they tend to be resident expats and holidaymakers. In this new shop we expect that it will be from those from Britain.

Terry and Christine's store will stock around 1,500 leading food brands, which will include teas, jams, confectionery, biscuits and cereals and there is also a premium range carrying Duchy Originals and Twinings teas. With a choice from a database of over 15,000 products Thomas Green's franchise owners can tailor their stock to their own clientele. Terry and Christine's customers can also benefit from the launch of the new Thomas Green's Loyalty Card.

Philip added: 'We know we are the only operation to supply quality British brands across several western European countries, under a franchise, and that provides online sales as an added benefit. We have a very exciting year ahead of us, opening supermarkets in new European countries and major cities, and are delighted that we can spread tastes of Britain to an ever growing European customer base.'