Spar brand’s Christmas confectionery line-up is bringing retailers and shoppers alike the perfect last-minute festive gifts, the retailer claims. The Christmas confectionery market has changed in convenience in recent years, with the emphasis more on impulse seasonal lines rather than selection
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Blakemore Wholesale has opened its third premium format store under the fascia Bmorelocal… The 1,000sq ft store located in Cleethorpes, Grimsby officially opened its doors in August following a £65,000 investment to the Bmorelocal… standard. Bmorelocal… is Blakemore Wholesale’s premium store format,
Spar UK is supporting the return of its 12 Deals of Christmas campaign this year, kicking off on the 6th October for 12 weeks, with a raft of marketing activities. The campaign, which ran for the first time in 2015 and
Co-op has launched a new campaign celebrating food and highlighting the fact that ingredients in Co-op products are carefully and ethically sourced.
Spar UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Yvonne Fennell to the role of retail development manager. The convenience retailer is also expanding and revamping its evening meals range this October, while inspiring shoppers with the launch of an evening
Spar is bringing shoppers everything they need to create a haunting Halloween this October, with a range of super-spooky digital marketing content. In the run up to Halloween, Spar will be launching digital content including Tricks and Treats to make with
One Stop claims it is pulling out all the stops with its new marketing campaign. The ‘Great Big Little Shop’ is an extension of the already successful ‘Pop to One Stop’ campaign, that launched earlier in the year - focusing
A new member of the One Stop Franchise family, Roger Lambert, has taken over the former Sainsbury’s Local site in Rawmarsh that ceased trading on 4 June 2016. Lambert is a local businessman who previously owned a bakery for eight
FreshStop, the fastest growing convenience retail brand in South Africa with 227 stores in its national network, has introduced three new lines to its in-house fast food brands and uptake has been extremely positive. The new concepts, Hooked On Fish,
FreshStop, the fastest growing 24-hour convenience store retail brand in South Africa, is shaking things up for Eastern Cape community residents with the opening of its 230th national store on Thursday, 18 August 2016 at Durban Road, Northcrest in Mthatha.
Working to help and support Franchisee’s doesn’t start at 9am Monday and end at 5pm on a Friday for One Stop. Not only are Business Development Managers (BDM’s) available whenever is required and support services open seven days a week,
Blakemore Retail has opened a brand new flagship petrol forecourt store in Laceby, North East Lincolnshire. The 5,000sq ft store, which occupies the site of a former Little Chef combines a Spar convenience offer with Greggs, Subway and Insomnia coffee franchises,
Spar UK is running a series of weekly promotional deals for shoppers, to help retailers drive sales during key events this year, all supported by a national media programme. Coming up in August is a burst of weekly deals running around
With social media at the forefront of community engagement it is becoming an ever more important communication tool for local retailers to get specific, targeted messages to their customers.
The Co-op is connecting festival goers at this year’s Belladrum festival in Inverness-shire. For the first time in the festival’s history revellers at the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, which takes place in the Highlands between 4-6 August, will be able to
Sales at the Co-op this week have shown that the ever-popular Carnation has been outsold by the bloom-of-the-moment, the Peony. The Carnation, a quintessential British flower, has been a staple in bouquets for generations but has been overtaken in popularity by
Newspaper publisher News UK has joined forces with bigDL, the consumer money-saving app and retail marketing tool, to help drive sales in independent convenience stores. The partnership, which will enable News UK to further strengthen its relationship with retailers, will
Regional Co-operative chief executives, Mark Smith from The Southern Co-operative and Minnie Moll, joint chief executive for the East of England Co-op, have been appointed by HRH The Prince of Wales to be Business in the Community’s (BITC) Responsible Business
James Hall, the SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, has today (22 July 2016) announced the acquisition of North East Convenience Stores (NECS), a 30 store multi-award winning family owned chain based in the North East of England. James
James Hall launches new and James Hall & Co Ltd, the SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, has made a host of changes to its WebSPAR system, to bring a better digital experience to Spar retailers.
One Stop has launched ‘Carriers for Causes’, a new funding scheme where community groups can apply for funding grants of up to £1000 towards a variety of local projects.
Do you know your pilsner from your porter, your stout from your saison? Over the past two years, nearly three new breweries have opened in Britain every week, brewing an enormous variety of styles: bitters, porters, stouts, pale ales, milds,
Spar brand is introducing two new cheesecake pots, to meet the consumer demand for an everyday treat. Spar Strawberry Cheesecake and Spar Lemon Cheesecake (both RRP 60p for a 100g pot) are launching to retailers in June 2016.
Spar UK is launching two new Daily Deli lines into the Spar brand lunchtime range, in a move to grow sales in the popular savoury snacking sector. Spar Hard boiled eggs 100g (RRP £1) is a delicious, high protein snack that’s
James Hall & Co, the Spar wholesaler for the north of England, is highlighting yet another fantastic reason to join the leading symbol group – its Centralised Store Replenishment (CSR) tool. CSR is an innovative and advanced ordering system that closely