A Spar store in Cornwall has added a Subway franchise to its retail offer, becoming the symbol group’s first South West convenience store to do so.

The store in Helston, run by Chris and Sue Sharrinton, is introducing Subway to complement its existing food-to-go operation and attract a wider customer base.

“We have been looking for some time to add something fresh and different to our food-to-go offer, and we chose Subway as a partner because it is such a strong brand name,” said Chris.

 “Subway has a trendy appeal and will attract younger customers to the store, as well as enhancing our overall offer.  We have created 300 sq. ft. of space for the Subway operation, and will still be selling our own popular range of hot food, pasties, sausage rolls and bacon baps, alongside cassette sandwiches, ensuring that our existing range is not drastically reduced.”

Chris and Sue have worked alongside Spar’s South West distribution company Appleby Westward for the installation of the Subway offer. 

Earlier this year, Subway announced plans to increase the number of stores in the UK and Ireland to 2,000 over the next three years.