Costcutter Supermarkets Group is predominantly a franchise business, with over 2,500 convenience stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Founded in 1986, Costcutter Supermarkets Group directly employs over 900 people nationwide and has its head office in York and an office in Belfast.
The group’s commitment to providing retailers with a world class service led to the development of its own EPoS system, CPoS, with an all-new ActivCPoS system launched in 2014. We were also the first convenience group have a bespoke in-store radio service, InTune radio, with further innovations including the InVision media service.
Costcutter Supermarkets Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bibby Line Group and part of the Bibby Retail Services division. The 200 year old family owned business bought Costcutter Supermarket Group in 2011 and operated a diverse portfolio of business across sectors including distribution, financial services, off-shore, shipping and retail services.
In 2013 Costcutter Supermarkets Group announced a new partnership with leading delivered wholesaler Palmer and Harvey with a new supply chain launched in 2014. The BuyCo, a new joint venture buying group, was also created with the remit of negotiating the best prices for Costcutter Supermarkets Group’s retailers.
Leading convenience brands Mace, Supershop and Your Store transferred to Costcutter Supermarkets Group as part the deal.
November 2013 saw the launch of our all new own brand, Independent, which was designed specifically for independent retailers.