One Stop franchise boss Andrew King has left the Tesco-owned convenience business after four and a half years.

King, who spearheaded the chain’s move into franchise operations when they began in 2013, officially departed the retailer today.

Former Costcutter executive King has helped grow One Stop’s franchised estate to more than 165 stores across the UK.

His responsibilities will be taken on by One Stop head of operations for franchise John Miller, who has also been with the c-store operator since its franchise business started in 2013.

Changes to service model

A Tesco spokesman said: “Our One Stop business remains a key part of our retail offer and our franchise business has gone from strength to strength since 2014.

“We’re currently making a series of changes to our service model across Tesco to further simplify our business, and our One Stop franchises will now be supported by John Miller.

“We are very grateful for the work Andrew has done over the last three years, and we look forward to building on these achievements.”

Tesco is in the process of acquiring wholesaler and retailer Booker, which owns the Budgens, Londis and Premier convenience fascias.

The Competition and Markets Authority has launched a phase two investigation into the proposed £3.7bn deal after finding 350 locations where there is an overlap between Tesco shops and Booker-supplied independent stores.