Nisa Southend Victoria

Nisa Southend Victoria, Essex

28 Nov 2018 Updated: 30 Nov 2018 | By Sarah Britton

Less than a mile from the seaside, Nisa Southend Victoria has the benefit of both a railway station entrance and a street entrance, and owner Mitul Patel takes full advantage with an offer that appeals to visitors, commuters and locals. 

Pwllheli

Spar Market, Pwllheli, Wales

22 Oct 2018

Just over a year ago Conrad Davies embarked on a major revamp of his 3,000sq ft store in Pwllheli in Wales, relaunching it as the first Spar Market store.

Simpy Fresh Manchester

Simply Fresh Manchester

02 Oct 2018 Updated: 05 Oct 2018

Jas Bhattle’s latest store is part of a new development in Piccadilly Place, Manchester.

Premier Victoria Dock Hull

Premier Victoria Dock, Hull

04 Sep 2018 Updated: 07 Sep 2018

Joe and Kuldeep Kaur Punian opened their latest store in Hull’s Victoria Dock in February, under Premier’s latest store format.

Coop Italia Bicocca Milan

Co-op Italia, Bicocca, Milan

13 Aug 2018

Interactive technology and cool design are laying a template for the future of retail in Milan’s affluent suburb of Bicocca

Battersea General Store

Battersea General Store, London

12 Jul 2018 Updated: 13 Jul 2018

Raj Bathia opened the 6,500sq ft Battersea General Store in July 2017. Located within the £9bn regenerated Battersea Power Station, Raj has described it as “your global local store”.

Southampton

CRA 2018: Welcome Co-op, Liberty Quays, Southampton

28 Jun 2018 Updated: 29 Jun 2018

Welcome Co-op franchisee Richard Inglis won the Best Use of Technology Award at CRA 2018. The award applied to his Liberty Quays store in Southampton, but he uses the same approach across his three stores in the city. 

Jet Spar Selby

CRA 2018: Jet Spar, Selby

31 May 2018 Updated: 01 Jun 2018

Nick Baker, owner of NJB Services, which operates five Spar forecourts in the North, has carried out a daring £1.3m knock-down and rebuild to turn his 600sq ft basic c-store into a 2,000sq ft futuristic glass-fronted two-storey store.

Budgens Moreton in Marsh

CRA 2018: Warner's Budgens, Moreton-in-Marsh

15 May 2018 Updated: 18 May 2018

The 10,000sq ft Cotswolds-based store earned the title Off Licence Retailer of the Year at the 2018 Convenience Retail Awards.

Mullaghmore

CRA 2018: McBride's Spar, Mullaghmore, Omagh

02 May 2018 Updated: 04 May 2018

McBride’s Spar Mullaghmore in the town of Omagh, Northern Ireland, has benefited from a £400,000 refit to improve the presentation of product and the shopper experience.

Classic Service Station

CRA 2018: Classic Service Station, Omagh

20 Apr 2018

Classic Service Station in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, was doubly honoured at the Convenience Retail Awards 2018 with awards for Food to Go Retailerof the Year (large store) and Best Communication to Shoppers.

Mullans Spar

CRA 2018: Mullan's Spar, Armagh

18 Apr 2018

Stephen and Donna Mullan, of Mullan’s Spar in Armagh, picked up two more awards to add to their growing collection at the Convenience Retail Awards 2018.

Spar Roe Lane

CRA Best Multiple Store: Spar Roe Lane, Southport

03 Apr 2018

This year’s Best Multiple or Franchise Store is the 2,000sq ft forecourt Spar Roe Lane, owned by James Hall company division G&E Murgatroyd.

Budgens of Islington

CRA 2018 winner: Budgens of Islington

20 Mar 2018 Updated: 23 Mar 2018

Paul Gardner’s Budgens in Islington, North London, won the top prize at the 2018 Convenience Retail Awards.

Hunt's Spar Freshfield

Hunt's Spar Freshfield, Formby

07 Mar 2018 Updated: 09 Mar 2018

Hunt’s Spar Freshfield in Formby, Merseyside, has taken on the café culture in a big way. The store has been owned by Lawrence Hunt & Co for five years, but the company decided to add an Insomnia café with seating at the end of 2017.

Little Fresh Pembrokeshire College

CRA Best New Store finalist: Little Fresh, Pembrokeshire College

06 Mar 2018

The Best New Store award at CRA 2018 has attracted an outstandingly high standard of entries once again this year, showing the willingness of convenience retailers across the country to make big investments in order to satisfy and raise customer expectations. Here we profile the third of three stores on this year’s shortlist. 

Spar Madigans Court

CRA Best New Store finalist: Spar Madigans Court, Belfast

22 Feb 2018 Updated: 23 Feb 2018

The Best New Store award at CRA 2018 has attracted an outstandingly high standard of entries once again this year, showing the willingness of convenience retailers across the country to make big investments in order to satisfy and raise customer expectations. Here we profile the second of three stores on this year’s shortlist. 

Spar Walkden

CRA Best New Store finalist: Spar Walkden

20 Feb 2018 Updated: 23 Feb 2018

The Best New Store award at CRA 2018 has attracted an outstandingly high standard of entries once again this year, showing the willingness of convenience retailers across the country to make big investments in order to satisfy and raise customer expectations. Here we profile the first of three stores on this year’s shortlist. 

Spar Princess Street

CRA: Retailer's Retailer of the Year

06 Feb 2018 Updated: 09 Feb 2018

Paul Stone, who operates eight Spar stores in the Manchester area, was named as Retailer’s Retailer of the Year at the 2017 Convenience Retail Awards.

Biddles Spar

Biddles Spar, Redditch, Worcs

12 Jan 2018

Simon Biddle recently switched his 1,000sq ft Redditch Biddles store from Simply Fresh to Spar, in a joint venture with Spar distributor AF Blakemore.

Bishop's Stortford

Eat 17 Bishop's Stortford

18 Dec 2017

Burgeoning chain Eat 17 opened its fourth and largest store (5,000sq ft, including 3,000sq ft retail space) last month, in the Hertfordshire town of Bishop’s Stortford. 

Leeds

Londis Woodhouse Street, Leeds

24 Jul 2018

Londis Woodhouse Street in Leeds re-opened in March after converting to the symbol group’s latest ‘store of the future’ format. 

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