UPDATED: Sainsbury's acquires 18 Total petrol stations

Sainsbury’s has bought 18 Total petrol stations pending an Office of Fair Trading investigation, Retail Week has learned.

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Sainsbury’s said the deal was an “excellent opportunity” to add to its fuel business and further extend its convenience estate.

Sainsbury’s currently has three standalone petrol stations.

Sainsbury’s property development director Phillip Bell-Brown said: “The acquisitions provide a unique opportunity to support our plans for growth and to extend the reach of the Sainsbury’s brand, bringing the associated benefits of new job opportunities for local people.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our new colleagues to Sainsbury’s.”

Sainsbury’s is understood to be interested in installing its Sainsbury’s Local offer into larger existing shops on the Total sites and keeping the petrol pumps.

The grocer is likely to flatten some of the sites where the existing retail store is not big enough for a Sainsbury’s Local and build new stores on them.

Sainsbury’s acquired the sites from owner Rontec Investments this week for an undisclosed sum, Rontex confirmed.

The firm’s founder, tycoon Gerald Ronson, bought 821 garage premises from Total late last year before selling off around 270 to other petrol businesses including Shell.

Staff at the petrol stations will have the opportunity to transfer to work for Sainsbury’s.


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