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    Spar UK announces Marwood successor


    Jerry Marwood is to be succeeded as Spar managing director by Debbie Robinson, former director of food marketing at the Co-operative Group. In her role at the Co-op Group, Robinson developed award-winning layout, merchandising and design...

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    Petrol prices spark fears of staff shortage


    Suffolk forecourt retailer Chris Woodruff is being forced to invest thousands of pounds in a fuel loyalty scheme for his staff, after rising pump prices made it too expensive for some members of his team to drive to work. As of next week,...


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    Sparks fly over smart meter plan


    The rollout of smart meters to all small businesses in 2020 will leave retailers at risk of being disconnected remotely by their energy supplier, the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has warned. The meters are designed to help...

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    LBRO spared to work on age sales policy


    News that the government office which shelters small businesses from excessive local regulation will not be axed as part of the government's spending review has been welcomed by retailers. The Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) was one...

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    Appleby Westward closes two Eurospar outlets


    Appleby Westward Group (AWG) is to close two of the three Eurospar stores it opened in the South West of England last year.

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    Spar retailers welcome AW chilled deal


    Spar retailers in the South West have the opportunity to grow their chilled and frozen offer thanks to a new five-year deal signed between local Spar wholesaler Appleby Westward and Gregory Distribution

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    Prepare for tough times in convenience retailing, warns Spar boss


    Convenience store owners need to carry on investing in their businesses through a worsening economic crisis, says the head of Britain s largest symbol group.

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    Spar bids to score with online strategy


    Spar has increased its focus on digital and social media activity as part of a 5m marketing programme for 2010-11.

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    Threat of rise in VAT sparks pricing concern for local stores


    Retailers are concerned that a rise in VAT could cause short-term chaos and long-term harm to their businesses.

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    Chelmsford Star buys add extra sparkle


    The Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society has continued with its plan to swell its numbers with the purchase of three more stores in mid-Essex.

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    Finlay's Spar has a way with waste


    Martin and David Finlay of Finlay s Spar in Belfast have come up with a novel way to reduce their store s waste and help local wildlife. They regularly donate bread and out-of-date fresh produce to the elephants at Belfast Zoo.

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    Store & order at Spar Greystone


    Law graduate Aidan McIvor chose the stockroom over the courtroom when he became manager of a Spar store

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    Appleby Westward prepares for Spar store number four


    Spar wholesaler Appleby Westward is to open its fourth company owned store in late March.

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    Christmas bonus tops good season for Spar


    Spar UK has announced strong results for its convenience stores over Christmas, with total sales rising by 10.39% in the last two weeks of the year.

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    Spar is cream of crop at Wiseman awards


    A Spar store in Pelynt, Cornwall, has won the highest accolade at the Robert Wiseman Dairies Neighbourhood Shop of the Year awards.

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    Spar boss praises "entrepreneurs, employers and innovators" for strong quarter


    Spar retailers are making changes to ensure they were following customer trends in challenging times, says the groups managing director Jerry Marwood, announcing a sales increase of 8% for the three months to October 31.

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    NI decision sparks fury among trade


    News International (NI)'s decision to reduce retailers' cash margin on The Sun by 1.16p per copy has been met with revulsion and contempt by newsagents, who say the move will take about 10m a year out of retailers' tills. NI announced...

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    Eurospar goes large in Wales and South West


    Spar's international format for larger stores, Eurospar, has been introduced to Wales and the South West of England. Conrad Davies, whose family own two stores in Pwhelli, North Wales, has doubled his estate with new stores in Blaenau...

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    Spar goes large in Wales and South West


    Spar s international format for larger stores, Eurospar, has been introduced to Wales and the South West of England.