SPAR store operator Blakemore Retail has raised more than £3 million over the last decade to help the NSPCC make a difference to 800,000 children’s lives.
A major international donation has been received by SOS Children's Villages of India in Bangalore, to help with their ongoing work supporting children and families in the country. The presentation took place at the conclusion of the SPAR International 63th Annual
Blakemore Retail senior regional manager Owen Davies and Area Manager Donna Cooper joined colleagues from SPAR Kidderminster to attend life-saving defibrillator training in May.
SPAR International, the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain, has seen strong, continued growth with retail sales announced today of €34.5 billion for the year ending 31 December 2017. The results, which represent a year-on-year increase in retail sales of 5.3%
SPAR, the UK’s leading independent convenience group and partner of British Athletics, today launched a new campaign designed to support community sport across the United Kingdom. ‘The People’s Podium’ will see SPAR celebrate a selection of incredible local community sport
Blakemore Retail has relocated its Thurcroft SPAR store to a new site at Unit 1-2, Green Arbour Road, Rotherham
SPAR Brand is relaunching its crisps and snacks range with seven new lines and a fresh new design for the entire range. An all-new range of party mix snacks and pretzels will join the SPAR Brand snacks portfolio, as well
Spar Hellas (www.sparhellas.com) has announced its entry into the Greek market with the ambition to create and operate the largest food retail chain of independent retailers in the country. It will be part of SPAR International, the world’s largest food
Spar retailers are springing into action to support Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal once again this year. Following Spar’s first year of supporting Marie Curie when they raised more than £640,000 for charity, Spar stores are donning their yellow daffodils again
Spar, the UK’s leading convenience store group, has been announced as a National Partner for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018. As part of the agreement Spar will provide the workforce and volunteers with packed meals and will also
Spar International, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain, has today announced a new partnership with Burque Group to open its first stores in Pakistan. The partnership commences with a focus on the development of stores in Pakistan’s biggest city,
AF Blakemore & Son chairman Peter Blakemore has described a “good, solid result” for the 2016/17 financial year during a period of intense change across the food retail and wholesale markets. The business achieved sales of £1,299.7m representing a 1.4% increase
Spar, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain, is delighted to launch the brand in Belarus, partnering with Almi Group, whose subsidiary Unifood CJSC will operate the Spar brand in the market. Almi Group employs 5,000 people, serves over 140,000
Spar International, the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain, will partner with DHL Supply Chain and the Bangchak Retail Company (BCR) to establish up to 300 new convenience stores in Thailand by the end of 2020. The deal will see DHL
Spar wins 2017 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award for Spar Natural store in Gran Canaria
Spar has won the NACS Insight 2017 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award for its Spar Natural convenience store in Gran Canaria, Spain. The award, sponsored by Accenture, was presented during the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe in London
Following on from the hugely successful Craft Ale & Beer event held throughout February, Spar is now turning its attention to delighting wine drinkers with two planned events in 2017. This first of these is started on 23 February and will
Building on the Spar brand awareness amongst shoppers in Hyderabad, the newest hypermarket situated in Paradise Mall, Nacharam has been enthusiastically welcomed by customers. This is the 18th Spar hypermarket to open in the country, spread over seven states and
Spar brand is launching an on-trend fruit, nuts and seeds snacking range, tapping into consumer demand for healthier snacks. The range brings shoppers a choice of dried fruit, unsalted nut and mixes containing seeds, nuts and chocolate. There are eight ‘eat now’
Spar, the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain, has officially announced a new partnership with Balfin Group, to open its first stores in Albania. The two largest food stores in the country opened on the same day – 7,200sq m in
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
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
Award-winning retail and restaurant business Eat 17 has opened a brand new Spar store in the Kent seaside town of Whitstable.
James Hall & Co, the Spar wholesaler for the north of England, has launched Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to improve communications on their deliveries, in response to retailers’ requests.
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.