Blakemore Retail has opened a state of the art Spar forecourt store in Laceby, North East Lincolnshire.

The 5,000sq ft store combines a Spar convenience offer with Greggs, Subway and Insomnia coffee franchises.

Blakemore Retail managing director Geoff Hallam said: “The new site has involved more than 12 months of planning and significant investment from the company as part of an on-going programme of investment across our stores.”

“The store represents an exciting new partnership with Irish coffee brand Insomnia, which together with the Greggs and Subway should help drive sales and footfall as well as ensure that the store appeals to both commuters and the local neighbourhood.”

In addition to a wide range of everyday essentials, the Spar store also offers a comprehensive hot and cold food-to-go range and fresh self-serve Costa Coffee.

The site also offers seating for up to 114 customers with a mix of internal coffee shop style seating and picnic benches to the front and rear of the forecourt.

The deputy mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Rob Shepherd, officially opened the store on 13 August and a fun day was held for the local community.

Blakemore Retail store operations director Chris Bacon added: “We are delighted to bring our latest Spar convenience offer to Laceby, creating full and part time employment for 40 members of the local community.

“The launch day was a resounding success and we hope the station will prove popular with both residents and visitors to North East Lincolnshire.”