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David Sands

Not to be confused with Dave Sands, the boxer, or David Sands (Animal Psychologist), or David Sands, CTO for Citibank Equity Research
David Sands Ltd.
Former type Private Limited
Industry Retail
Fate Sold to The Co-operative Group
Founded Kinross, Kinross-shire, Scotland (1812)
Defunct December 2012
Headquarters Alligin House, 2 Clashburn Close, Bridgend Industrial Estate, Kinross
Number of locations 28
Key people Lindsay Sands
(Chairman)
David Sands
(Chief Executive)
Ewen Chisholm
(Chief Operating Officer)
Stephen Brown
(Development & Distribution Director)
Products Grocery
Employees 750
Website www.david-sands.co.uk

David Sands was a convenience store chain located in Fife, Kinross and Perthshire, Scotland. At 200 years old, the family-owned enterprise had 28 outlets at its peak.[1] According to a 2009 article on Business7, a publication of the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail, the company was "a major employer across Fife and Perthshire."[2] Its head office was located in Kinross. On Jan 10th 2012, the company announced that it would be purchased by the Co-operative Group.,[3] the sale was approved by the Office of Fair Trading in April 2012, and by December 2012 the last David Sands store was converted to a Co-operative, bringing to an end the company's 200 year existence. In October 2013 David Sands himself announced the launch of his new brand "David's Kitchen" the instore concept, used in the previous David Sands Stores, for fresh hand made produce. David's Kitchen will trade under the Nisa brand. The first store will open on Caskieberran Road in Glenrothes. The site was a derelict Pub which was demolished, and David's Kitchen building a brand new purpose built modern building.

History

The business was founded as a grocery store in 1812 by Joseph Hardie.[1][4] In 1846, the business was inherited by Hardie's nephew, David Sands. Sands had some difficulty finding among his sons a successor, but in 1920 the business passed to David Sands' son, Davee Sands. In 1966, Davee Sands' son David Lindsey took over the business, being joined in 1989 by his son David Sands. At that time, the business consisted of a single convenience store in Kinross,[5] but it soon expanded with additional outlets and services. By May 2006, it was a chain store employing more than 450 people.[5] In August 2008, at which point the enterprise had 26 outlets through Fife, Kinross and Perthshire, the chain brought in Ewen Chisholm as chief operating officer, expanding the management of the company beyond family for the first time.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b Bradley, Jane (2008-08-18). "Revamp as David Sands unveils expansion plans". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  2. ^ Cameron, Greig (2009-03-13). "FSA has to explain banking problems". Business7. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  3. ^ "David Sands stores sold to Co-op". BBC News. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Official homepage". David Sands, Lt. Archived from the original on 2007-05-02. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  5. ^ a b Northrop, Alasdair (2006-05-25). "Serving shoppers with distinction". Daily Record. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  6. ^ Bradley, Jane (2008-10-11). "David Sands confirms plans to expand store network". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/business/news/david-sands-returning-to-convenience-store-sector-with-new-glenrothes-outlet-1.176718

External links

  • Official website
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