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National symbol group retailer SPAR UK has announced the appointment of Lee Johnson as its Operations and Strategy Director.  Having joined the organization on 17 August, Lee Johnson now has responsibility for the group’s finance, governance, IT supply chain and strategic planning.

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AF Blakemore, the midlands-based regional wholesaler and SPAR distributor has announced the acquisition of online vegan specialist retailer and wholesaler Vegan Store.  With its well-established vegan ranges across grocery, impulse and health and beauty categories, this addition to the Blakemore family of businesses brings a further dimension to its capability in sourcing and supplying innovative...
The regional SPAR wholesaler for Scotland, CJ Lang has announced it is to extend a click & collect service both for retail customers within its SPAR symbol group network, but also for other non-SPAR retailers.  This will enable it to expand supply to meet the significantly elevated demand currently flowing through its afiliated network as well as the wider Scottish convenience sector. Provides...
SPAR UK saw a year-on-year growth in retail sales per store of 2.6% for the year ending 31 December 2019. Total retail turnover reached €3.34 billion (£2.98 billion) in 2019. Strategic review of SPAR brand As highlighted in SPAR International’s Annual Report 2019, SPAR UK worked with SPAR International with a focus on refreshing the SPAR store format and aligning shopper missions for a cust...

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25/09/2020
Drawing on the IGD Convenience Retailing Survey 2020 (supplemented with data from the Retail Data Partnership) we put the numbers on sector performance in the first half of the year and share our projections for the full-year out-turn plus the outlook to 2022.
15/09/2020
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for SPAR UK.
14/08/2019
Blakemore Retail has used this brownfield site to create a multi-brand retail, food-to-go and sit down destination for local residents and transient customers.
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