Newsagent to quench the thirst of festival goers

Jay Shah of Brackley Post Office and Store with Euroshopper water he will be giving away with The Brackley and Towcester Advertiser.'110817M-B216

Jay Shah of Brackley Post Office and Store with Euroshopper water he will be giving away with The Brackley and Towcester Advertiser.'110817M-B216

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A RETAILER in Brackley has teamed up with the Advertiser to help quench the thirst of the visitors to this Sunday’s motorcycle festival.

During the Silverstone F1 Grand Prix weekend newsagent of the month Jay Shah from the Brackley Post Office and Store doubled the number of Brackley and Towcester Advertisers he sold by giving away a energy drink or chocolate bar free with the paper.

This week he is giving away a bottle of Euro Shopper spring water worth 29p free with the Advertiser.

Mr Shah said: “We had a great response from the previous reader offer with the Advertiser. It doubled the number of papers we sold. There was a lot more people in the shop during the offer and I met a lot of people from Brackley who had not been in the post office for quite sometime.

“They were very excited to see the new look post office counter and shop front and I have been delighted to see some of them come back again.”

Mr Shah said as last year was his first year running the store he was caught off guard by the festival and has since started opening on Sundays and added: “We came in on the Sunday to do a bit of work and then saw all these bikes parking up. It was just a one off but we decided to go a head and open on Sundays, especially after requests from elderly customers for a place to get their Sunday papers.”

Mr Shah has since started delivering to elderly customers at St Rumbolds Court and is exploring the possibility of an official delivery service.

The half litre Euro Shopper water is bottled at source by the Shepley Spring in Yorkshire. Established in 1996 Shepley Spring water is filtered through Greenmoor Rock giving the water a unique make up and also comes in one of the lightest and most environmentally friendly bottles.