Top 50 Indie High Noon Stores has gone into administration.

The South Wales convenience store chain and forecourt operator has 15 sites including 10 forecourts and was ranked 32nd in last year’s Top 50 Indies.

Five of the group’s branches operate as Spar stores and a spokeswoman for Spar said: "We can confirm High Noon Stores went into administration on 30 December. This is a very sad development for everyone associated with the business. AF Blakemore will work closely with the administrators over the coming weeks."