Alston reduced

Spar wholesaler and retailer James Hall & Co has carried out a refurbishment of the store at its forecourt in Alston, Cumbria, which included the addition of new facilities including a butchery counter and fresh deli offering.

Serving the village since 2012, the forecourt site remained open during the refurbishment, launching its newest facilities on Thursday 27th May.

The 3,000sq ft. Spar store now offers a Graham Eyes High Class Butchers counter and a new deli counter features products from Clayton Park Bakery, alongside freshly baked bread, hot and cold deli produce and made-to-order sandwiches.

The new deli also includes Asian spiced produce from Bolton’s Fazila Foods, including samosas, curries and spiced sandwiches

Fiona Drummond, company owned stores director at James Hall & Co, said: “Spar Alston has been a very popular store and we are delighted to be able to unveil this latest investment and increased offering for our customers.

“The coronavirus pandemic has encouraged customers to stay close to home and demand more from their local convenience store. James Hall & Co introduced a Graham Eyes butchery counter to Spar Maryport in January 2021 and we have had a fantastic response from customers, delighted that they can now pick up great fresh meat alongside their everyday Spar essentials.

“We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers to enjoy Spar Alston’s latest offering, with all relevant Covid-19 safety measures implemented across the site.”

The forecourt site has 10 Texaco fuel pumps, air and water, and a jet wash facility.