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27 Jul 2016
The SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, James Hall, has acquired the 30-store regional convenience store chain, North East Convenience Stores (NECS).   The deal will
21 Jul 2016
KPMG the administrators for the failed My Local convenience chain have revealed that they have sold 26 of the 125 stores so far with more deals
18 Jul 2016
We’ve seen a huge increase in interest in food-to-go over recent years. Shopping habits have changed, visiting stores more often and increasingly looking for more flexible
7 Jul 2016
As Pret a Manger announces it is to open its first motorway services outlet, we look at how more operators are moving into motorway service and
22 Jun 2016
Regional UK Spar wholesaler, Appleby Westward, which services stores in south-west England, has announced it is to acquire the retail estate of Gilletts of Callington, comprising
13 May 2016
As SPAR operators in Oman and Portugal reveal further expansion possibilities, SPAR UK trials a new health range and SPAR Switzerland launches a new credit card,
11 May 2016
Blakemore Trade Partners has revealed that it recorded its best ever set of recruitment figures in 2015/16, with net growth of 140 stores.
3 Mar 2016
Whitbread owned Costa has released sales figures that show continuing growth over the year, but a slowdown in performance in Q4. Here are our five "quick
8 Jan 2016
A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd has appointed Russell Grant as the new managing director of the company’s Wholesale division. Grant, who has worked for the company
7 Jan 2016
As Subway UK reports a record year of store expansion in 2015, we update on the key elements of its growth strategy.
17 Dec 2015
SPAR UK has seen its store numbers increase by 8% to 2,578 in the six months between May and October 2015.
1 Dec 2015
The family owned food retail, wholesale and distribution business has posted an 18.5% increase in profits and 7.1% increase in sales in its latest set of
3 Sep 2015
At a press briefing this week managing director Debbie Robinson and her senior team outlined how the SPAR proposition is evolving to enhance its appeal with
11 Jun 2015
Major convenience retailing network SPAR has announced the launch of a trial partnership with Roadchef, the UK's number three motorway services operator.  This will see SPAR
22 May 2015
Store numbers across the convenience channel continue to rise, with many groups and retailers adding a considerable number of new sites over the latest 12 months,
21 Aug 2014
I recently visited a brand new store that combines a SPAR convenience store, a burger bar and a restaurant. The store is eye-catching – both inside
8 Aug 2014
SPAR UK has announced it is launching its first major mobile marketing drive this week in a move to attract younger shoppers.
30 Jun 2014
The UK convenience market is set to be worth £49bn by 2019, according to the latest IGD Retail Analysis forecasts. This represents an increase of over
16 Jan 2014
Forecourt retailer Euro Garages has announced a deal to purchase 48 petrol sites from Esso.
23 Dec 2013
James Hall, the Spar distributor for the north of England, has filed financial accounts with Companies House for the year ended 24 March 2013, showing sales
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