Spar UK has made some fantastic improvements to its soft drinks range in time for summer 2016 – including removing 51.6 tonnes of sugar from across the range. This incredible reduction equates to 206m calories, thanks to Spar’s thorough review and
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Spar brand has refreshed its range of sharing snacks in time for summer. A new Chicken Bites sharing tub has been introduced to the range, while all products have been redesigned with bright new packaging. The new Chicken Bites addition will
Northern fine food retailer Booths will host a decadent Easter Chocolate Festival on the 18 and 19 of March to celebrate the artisan producers with which it collaborates and Booths’ indulgent selection of Easter treats.
Thirteen Store Managers from Booths have completed the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for two local charities, The Magic of Matilda and Donna’s Dream House. The Magic of Matilda raises funds for a young local girl Matilda Moffatt, who suffers
At a time when independent retailers are being heralded as the saviours of the British high street, an innovative new payment solution claims to be helping small retailers, restaurants, bars and coffee shops across the UK to fight back against
The countdown to the largest youth sporting event in the county, the Spar Lancashire School Games, has kicked-started after it was officially launched across Lancashire. Now in its tenth year, over 2,400 youngsters are expected to take part in the Spar
The Association of Convenience Stores has called on MPs to reject an amendment tabled in the Enterprise Bill on SundayTrading, which it claims will damage the economy and devastate small shops. The Department for Business published its response to The consultation
Nisa Retail, the specialist wholesaler and convenience symbol group, today announces strong retailer recruitment growth for the nine months to 31 December 2015, as the company’s turnaround gains further momentum. 374 new stores recruited in 9 months to 31 December 2015 199
Spar claims it is heating up sales for the rest of this winter, with the launch of great quality new hot drinks from Spar brand.
Northwest food and drink retailer Booths delivered resilient Christmas sales. Overall sales were up +5.9% with like-for-like sales down -1.4% over the Christmas trading period*, the retailer reports. Sales held up well against the backdrop of a challenging retail market
Booths launches ‘Discover Taste’ roadshow to celebrate healthy eating and UK producers join the event
As January’s realities begin to bite, and our ambitious New Year’s resolutions begin to waver, Northern retailer Booths is launching ‘Discover Taste: Booths Healthy Eating Roadshow,’ to inspire and encourage happy, healthy eating.
Northwest food and drink retailer Booths is on track to deliver their distinctively northern Christmas to virtually every county in Britain. The retailer saw Christmas home delivery orders rise by 54% nationwide and overall orders including click and collect in
Spar UK reports it has seen fantastic growth in its store numbers this year, thanks to the symbol group’s clear strategy focusing on modern store formats, great Spar brand product success, an improved commercial package and a selling plan that
Investment levels in the convenience store sector have recovered slightly over the last three months after a shock fall in the summer, while concern among retailers about employment costs has led to a widening gap in optimism between sales and
Spar UK is kicking off 2016 in style, with a host of New Year deals offering shoppers great value for money. Spar is running a Big Brand Sale throughout the first six weeks of 2016, offering ‘Half Price or Better’
Pact Coffee (www.pactcoffee.com), the fresh coffee delivery service that sends coffee roast, ground & shipped within seven days, has launched a coffee shop partnership programme aimed at supporting small, independent coffee shops and further developing the speciality coffee scene in
Spar Pentraeth retailers Jill and Paul Lewis have deservedly taken Blakemore Trade Partners’ prestigious Baldwin Trophy for 2015. They were awarded the accolade, which recognises outstanding retailers across the Spar Meridian & Welsh Guild, at this year’s Blakemore Trade Partners Spar
Spar staff from the North West of England came together to support Operation Christmas Child. On Tuesday 24 November, over 30 staff from 13 Blakemore Retail Spar stores a division of AF Blakemore donated over 300 hours in one day to
Fast growing UK convenience store chain, Central Convenience Stores, has appointed Lee Peck Media as its PR and marketing agency. Ringwood based Central was founded in 2012 and already has more than 60 stores in its target territory, the south
JW Filshill, owner of the leading KeyStore convenience store brand and one of Scotland’s oldest food and drink wholesalers, has unveiled a new brand identity featuring a refreshed logo, new vehicle livery and revamped website. Celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2015, the
Retail’s Best 2015 is the third in a series of business networking events created by independent forecourt retailer Moiz Vas, which are proving to be a magnet for top retailers in the convenience and forecourt sectors. Up to 1,000 convenience
One Stop, a retail convenience business with over 750 shops in the UK and a subsidiary of Tesco, has launched a new supplier collaboration portal. The One Stop Collaboration Gateway was implemented by IRI, a leading provider of FMCG market
Food and wine retailer Booths recorded solid year end results against the backdrop of a tumultuous grocery market. Sales were down slightly by 0.5%, held back by food deflation and a highly competitive retail market. The business recorded a modest
Leading fan manufacturer ebm-papst and Cross-Group, which delivers industrial and commercial refrigeration solutions, worked together to install over 2,000 new fans for the Henderson Group throughout its company owned stores in Northern Ireland. The project replaced the existing stock of 38W
Booths has been crowned ‘North West Retailer of the Year’ at the prestigious Lancashire and Cheshire Life awards. The awards, which recognise the highest calibre of food, drink and hospitality businesses, celebrate local food and those who produce it. Booths