Spar has become the first convenience retailer to have a presence on a motorway service station.

In a joint initiative with RoadChef, a Spar c-store has opened up at Clacket Lane on the M25 near Westerham, Kent. The store has been refitted to offer three times the space allocation, allowing RoadChef to introduce a full convenience offer.

The new store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and represents a £330,000 investment by RoadChef.

John Greenwood, RoadChef’s chief executive said: “We believe the

combination of Spar and RoadChef will prove extremely popular with commuters, and we expect it to become a daily shop for many of our regular customers.”