Somerfield buys Scottish c-store chain Osprey

Somerfield has acquired the Osprey Forecourts convenience business in Scotland for£2.6 million as it strengthens its position north of the border.

Somerfield acquired all 11 sites, but has sold six for redevelopment.

The push follows the supermarket operator's acquisition of the Aberness convenience chain earlier this year.

Somerfield head of convenience business David Cheyne said: 'These forecourts are in great locations. We now aim to make the investment they deserve, and apply our strengths in convenience retailing and store management to provide a valuable service to customers.'

The Osprey stores were in receivership prior to the deal. Somerfield currently operates 29 UK forecourt stores.