Bill’s Produce, the grocer-meets-upmarket-café concept, is set to open a trio of new sites this year – including a London flagship. Backed by Richard Caring, the business is to unveil an outlet in Reading in June. This will be followed by a site in Horsham toward the end of this year, although the development is still facing some last-minute opposition by residents. Bill’s is also rumoured to have signed on a unit in Shaftesbury’s St Martin’s Courtyard development in London’s Covent Garden, alongside Jamie’s Italian. The three openings will take the Bill’s business to five locations – it currently operates venues in Brighton and Lewes, on the south coast. Marcus Cload, a director, told M&C Report: “We have taken quite some time to understand it and get it right, but we now plan to pick up the pace of openings, and think we can show quite a bit of growth over the next year. “We are working on several things at the moment and hope to open two more this year after Reading.” Bill’s was also looking at a site in Chichester, West Sussex, but is now thought to have taken its property search elsewhere.