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Speaking to Independent Retail News, Louise Hoste, Managing Director of SPAR UK, has outlined the plans for the group to create an updated blueprint for its stores, product offer and brand positioning to take it forward into 2021 and beyond.

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SPAR UK has reported an increase of 2.6% in like-for-like sales for the four weeks to 29 December 2019. Focus on fresh and availability As well as a 2.6% increase over the period, SPAR UK announced a 7% increase in like-for-like sales during the final week. The retailer said this was due to its focus on fresh and availability. Louise Hoste, managing director of SPAR UK, commented: “O...
South-west England SPAR distributor, Appleby Westward has acquired the Southampton-based mini convenience chain, Denovo Retail, adding a further 17 stores to its company-owned retail estate.  Denovo will continue to operate separately to the core AW store business.  Under a new name, Wessex Retail, Denovo's directors will work in partnership with AW to drive further acquisitions for the regional ...
SPAR UK has appointed Louise Hoste as the Managing Director of its central office function, who will take up the role in October 2019.  The position is being filled on an interim basis by Chris Lewis and Jackie Mckenzie, following the departure of Debbie Robinson in late 2018. Brings a broad range of retail experience Louise Hoste will join SPAR UK from Card Factory, where she has been Execut...

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