Knox's SPAR Donaghcloney

The Knox family who operate three forecourts in Northern Ireland have marked their 23rd year in business, by converting all properties to the Spar brand.

Owners Trevor and Raymond Knox operated three Nisa stores in Counties Armagh and Down and came on board with Henderson Group earlier this year.

The family said since the move they have been able to take advantage of initiatives from the symbol group including Mega Deals, 12 Deals of Christmas and a host of value offers on everyday essentials, while also stocking even more local produce from farmers and suppliers across the island of Ireland.

Trevor commented on the switch: “Spar is an impressive international brand and how the team at Hendersons work with their global partners, yet keep all things local as their top priorities, is something that really attracted us as a family business.

“We have converted all three of our sites to the Spar brand, allowing us to bring new products and services to Parkgate Service Station in Lurgan, our biggest site in Donaghcloney and our third in Waringstown.”

He also revealed a boost in sales in the past three months, while also receiving positive feedback from their regular shoppers who are impressed with the value, choice and quality of their offerings. “We look forward to pushing that even further in 2024.”

Patrick Doody sales and marketing director at Henderson Group said: “The Knox family has grown an impressive business over the years so we’re excited to have brought them on as Spar retailers and grow their business even further. Much like our business, the Knox’s believe in continued investment in their stores to bring even further benefits for their local shoppers with a diverse range of everyday products and convenient services.”