News from Rochester

Posted on 16th July, 2015


Four months since the opening of Hancocks Rochester on 1st March and the new depot is going from strength to strength.

The brand new store is bright and airy covering 14,000 square foot and offering over 5,000 confectionery products. Manager Chris and his team are doing a fantastic job with constant special offers and promotions to increase your margins. Hancocks is new to the Kent area and the team are working hard to build the business in this region. Located close to a Bookers depot confirms this is a bustling area for independent retailers and Hancocks offer a much wider range of confectionery products than ever before.

The opening day was a huge success, busy from the start, with more than 70 businesses registering as customers just in the morning and the majority new to Hancocks. During these first four months the business has continued to grow and new special offers are still available offering high retailer margins, plus the regular Hancocks deal sheets, offer 2 weeks of deals plus 2 day extra discounts on selected Sundays and Mondays, CLICK HERE to view the latest offers or register in depot to receive a posted copy.

Mark Watson, Hancocks CEO comments: “As expected, Rochester is a great location for Hancocks and the proof is in our first four months sales. Our research indicated great potential in this area of Kent and the M2 ensures ease of access to Hancocks Rochester. We are drawing customers from the immediate towns in addition to many coastal areas slightly further afield, where there is great demand for a wide range of confectionery. We have several strategic objectives for Rochester over the next six months and with Christmas just around the corner this is a key time to build the business and customer base”.


Hancocks Rochester customers have some great feedback about the newly opened depot:

Jean Garlinge from The Candy Bar, Rochester comments ‘Depot is lovely and spacious, staff cannot do enough to help, it is clean, tidy and easy to find.”

Paresh Chkabhadia from OUI GAYATRI, East London commented ‘Product range is good, staff very helpful and friendly’


Hancocks also has cash and carries in Watford and Croydon to serve the South East and so Rochester is a useful third site, adding to a portfolio of 20 depots UK-wide. Croydon opened in 2010 and quickly became an important and successful depot for the company.

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