Since 1979, we’ve made it our business to help our customers buy big name bargains for less.
Our first store opened in Hull in 1979 and proved to be an immediate success with local people. We opened further stores in quick succession throughout Hull and the East Riding. Then further stores followed in Lincolnshire and South and North Yorkshire.
We now trade from over 250 stores, with more than 3,300 people in our business. We are always striving to expand and spread our message of quality and value. What’s more, we have ambitions to open 20-30 new stores each year. We are going places!
First shop corner off Field Street Holderness Road
Gillett Street cold store opens
Neptune Street cold store opens
Head Office relocated to Walcott Street
Reached 15 stores, first 18 ton fully liveried HGV delivered
July, turnover reaches £100,000 per week
November, ambient grocery turnover reaches £100,000 per week
December, opened 30th store in Hornsea, customers reach 100,000 per week
February, turnover reaches £300,000 per week
March, acquire first 3 stores in the North East of England from Quayside
April, turnover reaches £500,000 per week
April, acquire 10 Snow City stores in Manchester and Liverpool area from Yearsleys, total stores 71, turnover reaches £1,000,000 per week
June, acquire 16 First Freeze stores in the Newcastle Area, company reaches 102 stores
First 44 ton articulated HGV acquired
Company now employs 1,000 people, serving 500,000 customers per week
Malcolm Heuck retires, management buyout by Michael, David and Andrew Heuck
Turnover reaches £2,000,000 per week
September, company move to purpose built distribution centre at Melton, East Yorkshire
September, acquisition of 53 Cooltrader Stores from Iceland
New Endike store opens
Our 250th store opens in the Merrion Centre in Leeds
I’m a big Heron fan - I always shop locally and I pop into Heron at least 3 times a week. Love the products and element of surprise offers! The staff make it extra special. Pride in their store is very evident!