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Spar partners with RVS for NHS Volunteer Responders

Spar in England is to be the first convenience retailer to partner with Royal Voluntary Service on its NHS Volunteer Responders programme.

Abbiecraig Services staff
Elaine (centre) and Steve on her immediate right with some of the Abbiecraig team
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Abbiecraig Services boosts trade after £1.2m funding for KDRB

Abbiecraig Services in Freuchie, Fife, has attracted additional customers and doubled the number of staff following a KDRB, enabled by a £1.2m funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland.

James Hall site
James Hall owns and operates more than 30 forecourt sites
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James Hall unveils plan for site after it is sold by Euro Garages

Northern Spar wholesaler and retailer James Hall & Co has applied for planning permission to build a petrol filling station and convenience store at a site at Bacup in Lancashire.

Blakemore Spar stores trial waste fighting app

The Spar Fairfield forecourt store is one 15 Blakemore Retail Spar convenience stores based in Lincolnshire which are trialling the Too Good to Go food waste fighting app, which enables people to purchase short-dated food for a reduced price.

DC Baxter (Motors) Spar ruskington

Blakemore pledges £100,000 investment in retailer's site

Blakemore Trade Partners has pledged a £100,000 investment to Spar retailer Paul Baxter to enable him to carry out transformational development of his forecourt store.

Crieff Garage

EDGEPoS installed at Gulf site in Scotland

Crieff Garage, a Spar and Gulf-branded convenience forecourt site in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, has installed the EDGEPoS software solution.

Mike Boardman, managing director of Appleby Westwarr
Mike Boardman, managing director of Appleby Westwarr
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Appleby Westward adds two forecourts as part of acquisition

Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company servicing Spar convenience stores in the South West, has bought the forecourt and c-store group Denovo Retail for an undisclosed sum.

Olly Andrews (second right) with his team from Maiden Newton, receiving the award from Appleby Westward managing director Mike Boardman (left) and the evening's compere Chris 'Doc' Strange

Forecourts among the winners at Appleby Westward annual awards

Forecourt stores were among the winners at the annual Retail Awards staged by Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company for Spar stores in the south west.

Texaco forecourt in Maiden Newton
Olly Andrews with his team at the forecourt reopening
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Spar retailer spends £250,000 on Texaco forecourt expansion

A family-run Dorset business is making a significant investment in the future with a £250,000 expansion of the forecourt completed and work soon to get under way to increase the size of its Spar forecourt store.

Spar highlights vegan-friendly wine with new range

Spar has added to its vegan-friendly wine offering with its new Vine & Bloom wine range. The Vine & Bloom wines have been developed in close collaboration with long-term supplier partner, Cantina di Sociale Soave, based in Northern Italy, focusing on popular grape varieties including, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and a Rose. This is the first wine range from Spar that highlights its vegan friendly attributes on the front label.

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East117.0463.90126.40111.09
East Midlands116.69123.64110.94
London117.64130.78113.59
North East114.52128.57108.80
North West115.5869.90124.67110.44
Northern Ireland112.26105.71
Scotland115.24124.97109.51
South East117.76127.48112.59
South West116.50123.98110.63
Wales115.28116.70108.93
West Midlands116.74130.15110.50
Yorkshire & Humber115.67119.64110.20

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