Blakemore Retail has launched a brand-new Spar store in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

The purpose-built 2,584sq ft retail unit on Winsover Road opened its doors on 28 April, and is located on a main road connecting Spalding and the town of Bourne to help it serve both the local community and commuters. The store has created 20 full- and part-time jobs for the local community.

The Spalding store features a new-concept DailyDeli hot food counter that converts from a serve-over style solution at breakfast to a self-serve, pick & mix style offer at lunchtime. Customers looking for meal solutions can choose from A.F. Blakemore’s County Bridge fresh meat range and hundreds of products across fresh, chilled and grocery categories. Two self-scan checkouts have been introduced to the store while a defibrillator has also been fitted to the exterior.

Blakemore Retail Managing Director Matt Teague said: “We are very excited to have opened this brand-new modern convenience store here in Spalding, and I know that the local community will enjoy all of the services it has to offer.

“As the store is purpose-built, all of the features have been designed specially with the customer in mind and offer something for everyone,” he added. “The site is a major investment for Blakemore Retail and part of our long-term commitment to growing our business profitably and sustainably for the benefit of colleagues, customers and communities.”