The store has been fitted out to the highest standards, according to Paul Abbott, a director of Northumbrian Fuel, who described it as “the best in the industry".
The store will provide a comprehensive range of grocery products with a great fresh food offer, snacks and meal solutions and also a wide selection of fresh produce. A huge offering of chilled beers and wine will also be available, as well as newspapers, stationery and car accessories.
A cash machine has been installed on the site and future services such as lottery are planned. When the development is complete there will also be a Wild Bean Café in the store, as well as a hotel and restaurant. The site will also feature a fast food outlet from one of the major chains.
Steve Shepherd, regional business manager for James Hall & Co said: “It is great to have a solid working relationship with Northumbrian Fuel. They are an innovative business, proactive, and able to grab the opportunities we are offering them. We are really excited and looking forward to the partnership developing.”
Paul Abbot said: “Working with Spar has been a great success and the people have been brilliant. Spar’s expertise in marketing, training, systems, shop design and the operation of service stations is way ahead of other symbol groups.”