CJ Lang

Scottish Spar wholesaler and operator CJ Lang & Son Ltd has announced plans to invest in energy-saving refrigeration across its estate.

The largest investment of its kind by the board of CJ Lang, the investment will go into the Spar Scotland company owned store estate and will cover multiple projects, including allowing the group to improve its customer offer across chilled foods and produce

CEO of CJ Lang & Son Ltd Colin McLean said: “I am announcing that the Board of CJ Lang & Son has agreed to significantly invest in our company owned store estate. This comes in addition to the work we have been doing over the last three years in developing our Spar business in Scotland.

“Our Spar stores are positioned in the heart of communities and now is the time to carry out the next phase of our store improvement strategy.

“In recent years we have successfully rolled out Costa Coffee, our ‘CJ’s’ food-to-go offer and improved our fleet of vehicles that travel millions of miles a year across the country. This is the largest ever investment programme the Board has made into our company owned stores.

“This investment demonstrates our confidence in the future direction of the business.”

The group is also planning store refits by focusing on the store format. The investment will go into large and small-scale development work where they will modernise the layout, look and feel of Spar Scotland stores.