All Spar articles – Page 14

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    Promotions boost Spar sales

    2009-09-21T00:00:00Z

    Spar has reported an 8.1% increase in overall sales in the three months to July. Like-for-like sales for the same period were up 5.2%

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    Tates cuts ribbon on Eurospar flagship

    2009-06-12T00:00:00Z

    Tates has opened its flagship Eurospar outlet in Broomhill, Sheffield - the second supermarket format Spar store to open in the UK mainland.

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    Spar own brand the star in summer drive

    2009-06-12T00:00:00Z

    Spar has revamped its own-label range with a host of new products aimed at lunchtime and outdoor summer eating.

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    Spar adds Extra Value

    2009-02-06T00:00:00Z

    Spar UK is to revamp its own-label range in response to changes in consumer habits which have sent sales of economy own-brand products soaring.

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    Spar snaps up Somerfield stores

    2009-01-22T00:00:00Z

    Spar has purchased 11 former Somerfield stores from the Co-operative Group, some of which will be converted to its larger-store Eurospar format.

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    Spar fuels growth

    2008-11-28T00:00:00Z

    Independent petrol station operator Euro Garages has signed a deal that will see 70 outlets across the Midlands and North West re-branded with the Spar fascia by the end of November.

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    Future’s bright for redesigned Spar

    2008-09-19T00:00:00Z

    An emphasis on fresh produce and food to go has seen sales at Spar s latest Store of the Future rocket by 14% in its first week of trading.

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    ChanneI Island Newsagents bought by Spar group

    2008-09-05T00:00:00Z

    Channel Islands Newsagents Ltd (CI Newsagents) has sold 12 stores to the Channel Islands Wholesale Group (CIWG) for an undisclosed sum. Daniel Bowyer of Christie Co, which handled the sale, said the group, which owns both CI Newsagents and the...

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    We can thrive under pressure, says Spar boss

    2008-06-27T00:00:00Z

    Retailers should avoid thinking of the increasingly bleak economic climate as a reason for doom and gloom, Spar UK managing director Jerry Marwood has told delegates at AF Blakemore's annual conference.

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    Spar distributor AF Blakemore offers no-risk refit deal

    2008-06-27T00:00:00Z

    Spar distributor AF Blakemore is encouraging its members to refit their stores with an offer to cover any loss made on the cost of the transformation, the company revealed at its annual conference in Birmingham.

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    Shooting sparks community fury

    2008-06-13T00:00:00Z

    Police have moved to reassure hundreds of Yemeni shopkeepers on Merseyside after the murder of newsagent Abdo Saeed Al-Selwi.

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    Spar ad push gets occasions sorted

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Spar is concentrating on meal solutions for its latest advertising campaign in a bid to drive sales year-round across a range of products.

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    Spar looks forward to 'future' success

    2008-05-16T00:00:00Z

    A total of 60 stores will be converted to Spar's new 'stores of the future' format in the next 12 months, the group says.

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    Spar boss joins Skillsmart ranks

    2008-03-07T00:00:00Z

    Spar UK managing director Jerry Marwood has been appointed a patron of Skillsmart Retail.

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    Spar urges caution

    2007-10-31T14:47:00Z

    Jerry Marwood, Managing Director, SPAR (UK) Ltd has responded cautiously to the Competition Commission’s Provisional Findings.

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    Spar signs deal with Payzone

    2007-06-15T00:00:00Z

    Spar signs deal with Payzone

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    Spar's media blitz

    2007-06-01T00:00:00Z

    June 7 sees the start of the most concentrated promotional drive of Spar's 50 years of trading in the UK.

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    Spar guild appoints vice-chair

    2007-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Spar has appointed its first salaried vice-chairman to its national guild. The position, which had previously been filled by an unpaid Spar retailer, will be taken up by Jacqui Jackson, a former Spar retailer of more than 20 years.

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    Sparring partners

    2007-04-06T00:00:00Z

    Spar has had links with the European Athletics Association for more than a decade. Rich Airey finds out what the sponsorship means for its UK retailers and the communities they serve

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    Spar all set for a golden year

    2007-03-09T00:00:00Z

    Spar has announced celebration plans for 2007 as it marks a half- century of retailing in the UK.