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    Petromex Forecourt Services applies for planning permission for KDRB in Preston

    2020-10-21T14:09:00Z

    A planning application to knock down and rebuild a petrol station and add a drive-thru Costa outlet has been submitted to Preston City Council.

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    Spar forecourt store in Devon sees sales uplift after refit

    2020-10-07T11:23:00Z

    A refit just after lockdown restrictions were eased has provided an uplift in trade for a Spar forecourt store in Bideford, Devon.

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    PRA urges chancellor to cut excise duty to spark economic recovery

    2020-07-30T11:32:00Z

    The chairman of the PRA Brian Madderson has written to the chancellor urging him to cut excise duty to boost the economy after the Covid-19 lockdown. In his letter Madderson said independent petrol retailers were concerned that the high levels of excise duty and VAT were constraining the prospects of a significant recovery in the economy.

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    New flagship Spar store for Dorset family forecourt

    2020-06-23T19:06:00Z

    A £200,000 co-investment project has seen the creation of a flagship Spar forecourt store for a family-run Dorset business following a major redevelopment scheme.

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    Spar Loughbrickland adopts electronic shelf-edge labels

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Spar Loughbrickland in County Down has installed 3,500 EDGEPoS electronic shelf-edge labels (ESELs) on products for sale in the store. Co-owner Dale Beckett said: "We made the decision to install EDGEPoS ESELs after researching the product and speaking to other retailers who already use them. One of the biggest attractions ...

  • Spar partners with RVS for NHS Volunteer Responders
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    Spar partners with RVS for NHS Volunteer Responders

    2020-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Spar in England is to be the first convenience retailer to partner with Royal Voluntary Service on its NHS Volunteer Responders programme. Over 750,000 people signed up to be an NHS Volunteer Responders and from this week Community Response Volunteers will be able to shop for the vulnerable person they ...

  • Sewell on the go uses spare space to sell fruit and veg
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    Sewell on the go uses spare space to sell fruit and veg

    2020-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Following the temporary closure of its Subway stores to comply with the coronavirus regulations, Sewell on the go has joined up with another local family run company to offer fresh fruit and vegetables to its local communities. When the Subway stores were closed the Sewell team decided to utilise the ...

  • Coronavirus lockdown sparks big reduction in forecourt crime
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    Coronavirus lockdown sparks big reduction in forecourt crime

    2020-04-03T00:00:00Z

    The British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) has recorded a significant reduction in forecourt crime reports during the first full weekend of the coronavirus lockdown. The news comes as BOSS releases the results of the latest Forecourt Crime Index covering the final quarter (Q4) of 2019 which reported that forecourt crime ...

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    Spar Fairfield is one of Blakemore stores to trial Too Good to Go food waste app

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    The Spar Fairfield forecourt store is one of 15 Blakemore Retail Spar c-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. The app, which was launched in the UK in 2016, was ...

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    Blakemore Spar stores trial waste fighting app

    2020-01-24T00:00:00Z

    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. The app, which was launched in the UK in June 2016, ...

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    Spar Scotland launches new advertising campaign

    2020-01-24T00:00:00Z

    Spar Scotland is launching a new advertising campaign, aimed at surprising shoppers with deals on key food and drink products available in Spar stores in Scotland. In a series of TV ads being aired exclusively on STV, the new media campaign from Spar Scotland focuses on six headline products including ...

  • Forecourt store’s move to Nisa sparks upturn in business
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    Forecourt store’s move to Nisa sparks upturn in business

    2019-11-22T00:00:00Z

    Shopper numbers are on the up at an independent forecourt store in Surrey just months after the retailer moved to Nisa in a bid to introduce a greater range. Arnold’s Garage, a Nisa partner for almost four months, is enjoying increased footfall and sales. Compared with the same period last ...

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    Win a Sparkling Store Makeover with Ferrero

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    Ferrero is bringing back its Sparkling Store Makeover competition where one lucky retailer will win a store makeover worth £4,000. Retailers can enter by going to www.yourperfectstore.co.uk/news-insights/blog/win-a-sparkling-store-makeover. Alternatively, retailers can post a video nomination of themselves. 0208 869 4000 www.yourperfectstore.co.uk

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    Under the spotlight: Debbie Dodds, owner Spar Salley’s Filling Station

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    Name: Debbie Dodds Job title: Owner Company: Spar Salley’s Filling Station, Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone 01 Career history: I have been in the family business all my life, expanding from forecourt retailing into hospitality with our family restaurant Salley’s in Aughnacloy. 02 Where did you grow up: Aughnacloy, Co. ...

  • Spar retailer spends £250,000 on Texaco forecourt expansion
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    Spar retailer spends £250,000 on Texaco forecourt expansion

    2019-11-13T00:00:00Z

    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. Work at Maiden Newton Service Station has so far seen the installation of ...

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    Spar highlights vegan-friendly wine with new range

    2019-11-04T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • AF Blakemore relaunches first company-owned Spar as new flagship store with forecourt
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    AF Blakemore relaunches first company-owned Spar as new flagship store with forecourt

    2019-09-18T00:00:00Z

    AF Blakemore Son has relocated its inaugural company-owned Spar store to a larger forecourt site on Wolverhampton Road West, Walsall, and incorporated new Subway and Greggs offers. The new 2,163sq ft Spar store was opened by AF Blakemore chairman Peter Blakemore and family members Tom and Liz ...

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    Certas appoints Spar for 35 company-owned stores

    2019-09-09T00:00:00Z

    Certas Energy has appointed Spar as its convenience partner across all 35 of its company-owned sites. The arrangement, which includes wholesale distribution, will commence immediately while in-store refurbishments and rebranding will take place in a roll-out over the coming months. "The forecourt shop has an increasingly important role within any ...

  • Spar forecourt retailer introduces free water refill station
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    Spar forecourt retailer introduces free water refill station

    2019-08-23T00:00:00Z

    With plastic reduction a high priority everywhere, forecourt store owner Justin Taylor has become one of the first Spar retailers in the south west to introduce a free water refill station. Justin, who owns the Winford Ford fuel and Spar shop at Littleton Mills near Bristol, expects a gradual fall ...

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    Spar Scotland supports Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

    2019-08-23T00:00:00Z

    Spar Scotland will be supporting Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight across all its stores again this year. This year’s campaign will run from Friday August 31 to Monday 30th September, and highlights some of the Scottish brands and products stocked in Spar stores not just during this period but throughout ...