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SPAR (UK) profile

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Meeting in person for the first time since 2019, the annual Blakemore Trade Partners trade show and conference at the Telford International Centre took the title ‘New World: New Opportunities’; flagging the changed realities of UK grocery retailing in the post-pandemic era. On the conference platform we heard from a line-up of speakers spanning independent SPAR retailers, AF Blakemore itself, SPAR (UK) and SPAR International.

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AF Blakemore, the SPAR distributor for the midland England and Wales, has opened its refurbished company-owned convenience store in the Welsh university town of Aberystwyth, which now features a new multi-brand takeaway food concept entitled ‘Eat Some …’ This comprises six hot food counters each serving menus based around complementary takeaway formats. All proprietary concepts developed and o...
Our latest research provides recommendations on how you should prepare for energy transition in convenience retail. Available to IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: The future for forecourts in Europe Below are some of the key highlights… Looking for more insight? Retail Analysis subscribers can read more here: Your guide to convenience...
We look inside SPAR Carnon Downs near Truro, Cornwall, which reopened last month following a £400,000 redevelopment. Strong focus on locality and provenance The 2,600 sq ft / 242 sq m store has a wide range of local Cornish products, as well as butchery counter branded in the Cornish ‘Goon Karnen Kigti’. Source: SPAR (UK), IGD Research Source: SPAR (UK), IGD Research Emph...
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