All Spar articles – Page 9

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    Merger opens up opportunities for growth at Spar


    The merger of AF Blakemore and Capper Co has created some fantastic opportunities for the two company-owned store estates to improve and grow, according to Tates managing director Geoff Hallam.

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    Spar stores up for sale


    Thirty-two Spar stores from the newly-merged AF Blakemore and Capper Co have been put up for sale.


    The Village Stores Spar Walthamstow wins top prize at CRA


    The Spar store in Walthamstow Village has been named as the best convenience store in the country by the judges of the 2011 Convenience Retail Awards.

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    Spar wholesaler CJ Lang to acquire AML


    Scottish Spar wholesaler C J Lang Son is in negotiations to acquire the family-owned convenience store chain A M Landsburgh (AML), which has operated in the Dundee and Fife regions for more than three generations.


    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.