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
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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
Booths supports Lancashire micro-distillery with major listing: Batch Brew is Burnley’s first ever gin distillery
An artisan micro-distillery from Burnley has won a pivotal listing in fine food supermarket Booths, a brilliant boost for the blossoming local company.
One Stop has launched its new fresh range across its’ stores nationwide, bringing in 85 new lines across the range with a focus on fresh meat, produce and ready meals; while One Stop Franchise is launching a new messaging app
Today The Co-op launches its Summer TV campaign ‘Be as unpredictable as the Summer’. The 40-second commercial, accompanied by four 10 second ads create a contagious spirit of unpredictability that unleashes the potential for experiences to take you anywhere.
Blakemore Trade Partners has opened two new stores at the University of Nottingham with a view to growing its university-based estate. The new stores, based on the University’s Jubilee Campus and University Park Campus, offer students an extensive new convenience range
Paul Cheema, one of the UK’s leading convenience store owners, has joined forces with bigDL, the powerful digital marketing platform, to drive footfall and sales in his convenience stores. The partnership will see Cheema roll out bigDL’s breadth of marketing
Northern supermarket Booths has donated a tremendous £4,250 to the North West Air Ambulance Charity. The North West Air Ambulance Charity’s helicopters fly 365 days a year, with the doctors and paramedics on board providing rapid treatment to patients across
The Southern Co-operative has launched regional partnerships with the disability charity, Scope and a group of local environment and nature charities, the Wildlife Trusts, donating £40,000 to each as part of a new community scheme to address local concerns across
Shelley Goel has been working with One Stop as a franchisee in Acocks Green since the beginning; being one of the first fully fledged franchisees to open in 2013. After seeing some great success in his first store, One Stop
Spar brand’s revamped toilet tissue has been recognised by the Good Housekeeping Institute for its great quality and design. The popular monthly women’s title has endorsed Spar brand’s Luxury Soft White Tissue (four-pack and nine-pack) for its performance, ease of use
The Southern Co-operative is celebrating a strong increase in its annual sales. The Society, which has 250 community food stores and funeral operations in 11 counties across the South of England, reported a 4.7% increase in total income to £366.8m
Spar’s successful footfall driving campaign, Shop & Win, is back this again year with more chances for shoppers to win than ever before. With the first burst of this year’s campaign kicking off on 5 May, customers will be in with
Spar UK is launching an exciting new broadband radio service for retailers, in a move to drive sales and create an enjoyable atmosphere in store for both customers and staff. The new in-store Spar Radio will bring listeners pop music, creative
With more of a focus on better catering for the family, One Stop has launched its new frozen range centred on ‘bigger packs, better value’ giving customers more choice in store when it comes to feeding their family at home. One
Spar UK is teaming up with Holland & Barrett, the UK’s leading health retailer, to offer a range of skincare, vitamin, mineral and food supplements. The partnership is currently in a trial phase in three stores in Northern Ireland, with plans
Spar is targeting alfreso dining with the launch of an own label summertime range and revamps across salads and meats. Spar brand’s summertime range launches in April and is claimed to be worth a targeted £5.5m in sales, targeting the huge
One Stop has today launched a new marketing campaign ‘Pop to One Stop’ aimed at elevating its position in the fresh and chilled category and becoming the go-to local neighbourhood convenience store appealing across all occasions; inspiration for dinner tonight,
ACS chief executive James Lowman has called on the convenience sector to engage with local decision makers to establish their community credentials and make sure the economic role of local shops is understood. In his introductory remarks at Summit'16, Lowman
One Stop’s ninth store to start trading in Scotland, Alva, opened on Friday 1 April. A monumental project for franchisees Wasim and Farrah taking an old, empty, run down Royal Bank of Scotland building and transforming it into an amazing,