Roadchef has announced the opening of a new Spar store at its Northampton site on the M1 and A43.

It becomes the second Roadchef site to host a Spar store, following the launch of the concept at Strensham on the M5 in July.

Offering grocery items and a selection of artisan products, Roadchef expects the new store to be popular with users of both the M1 and A43, as well as the local community.

The store will feature Spar’s latest store design, combining a value proposition with a number of less familiar offerings, including an in-store bakery.

Debbie Robinson, Spar UK managing director, said: “We are excited to be working with Roadchef on our second store together on the M1 at Northampton North.

”This new Spar is one of our best stores yet, offering a fantastic combination of fresh foods on the go including Daily Deli and a wide choice for evening meals. There’s fresh meat, fruit and vegetables, bakery and an extensive range of local beers and ciders, as well as the wine selection – all available on the move.”

Simon Turl, CEO of Roadchef, commented: “Following the successful launch of our trial store at Strensham, we’re delighted to announce the opening of our second SPAR at our Northampton North site. As one of our key MSA’s in the UK, we see Northampton as the perfect place to develop our portfolio of convenience store outlets. We pride ourselves on the opportunities we bring to the local community and we’re pleased to bring this new SPAR and 20 new jobs to the area.”