The Blakemore Trade Partners (BTP) conference and tradeshow took place at Telford International Centre on 16th June and attracted over 1,000 suppliers, colleagues and retailers from across SPAR UK’s Meridian & Welsh Guild.
The ‘quickShop’ app, which is available free of charge on both iOS and Android platforms, enables Spar retailers to order their full range of products for delivery to their stores.
The platform also includes a barcode scanner and profit-on-return (POR) calculator,
Rupert Morris initially joined the business in May 2015, before being appointed head of trading for Blakemore Trade Partners in August 2015. During his time with AF Blakemore, Morris has brought a wealth of experience to the trading team from
Award-winning retail and restaurant business Eat 17 has opened a brand new Spar store in the Kent seaside town of Whitstable.
Blakemore Trade Partners has appointed Sarah Ellis to new position of marketing director.
Ellis joined Blakemore Trade Partners as head of marketing in March 2014 and over the past two years has been responsible for delivering a marketing strategy to help
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
Blakemore Trade Partners has laid on a series of operational efficiency workshops for SPAR retailers to help prepare them for the introduction of the National Living Wage in April.
More than 200 retailers across Spar UK’s Meridian & Welsh Guild
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 retailers can maximise the potential of their businesses by taking a fresh look at their stores and all of the exciting new and existing initiatives offered by Blakemore Trade Partners. That was the key message from this year’s Blakemore
Blakemore Trade Partners has announced a plan to roll out contactless payment technology across its independent Spar estate following a successful trial. The business will introduce contactless payment kit to all EPOS stores over the coming months, with the rollout
Blakemore Trade Partners has announced new investment in its development team to help support its recent success with recruiting new retailers. Six new members of staff have joined the business’s store development team since the beginning of January, increasing numbers
Blakemore Trade Partners has launched a brand new retailer induction to welcome new retailers to Spar. The two-day induction programme, based at AF Blakemore’s main site in Willenhall, aims to provide new joiners with an overview of the key retailer
Blakemore Trade Partners reports it is going from strength to strength with retailer recruitment and has welcomed three new multiple-site forecourt retailers to its estate since August. Between them, forecourt retailers Raj Odedra, Lawrence Wells and Christian Watts have re-launched nine stores
Spar UK reports it is racing ahead in making changes to traffic light labeling on its products – with more than 80% of artwork now signed off ahead of schedule. A total of 200 products are already in store using the
Independent Spar retailers can thrive by focusing upon their point of difference in the marketplace and the unique position that they are in to win the ‘mission battle’. That was the key message from this year’s Blakemore Trade Partners Spar
HKS Retail, a leading operator of filling stations and convenience stores nationally, has embarked on a joint venture with Spar and Blakemore Trade Partners. On 8 August 2014 HKS Retail launched its first Spar forecourt store on Ashby Road in Ibstock,
Blakemore Trade Partners, the Spar division of AF Blakemore, has appointed Sarah Ellis as its new head of marketing, responsible for the delivery of innovative marketing solutions across Spar’s Meridian & Welsh Guild. Ellis joined AF Blakemore on 3 March 2014
Blakemore Trade Partners managing director, Jerry Marwood, has agreed to serve as High Street Champion for Wolverhampton, as part of a national High Street Champions programme. High Street Champions is a pilot scheme from the charity Business in the Community
Blakemore Trade Partners’ Spar estate is moving to weekly phased promotions this month (January 2013), in a move to create greater variety for shoppers and an easier system for retailers. From today (17 January 2013), each three-weekly promotional period will
Spar wholesaler and retailer, AF Blakemore, has relaunched its shopfitting business, Complete Shopfitting, as Blakemore Design & Shopfitting. According to the company, the rebranding heralds a new era of design innovation, workmanship and great customer service. Operating under a new
Jerry Marwood, who stepped down as managing director at Spar UK in the summer, is joining Spar wholesaler and retailer, AF Blakemore, as managing director of its Blakemore Trade Partners division. The division, which was created earlier this year following