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  • 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 ...

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    Highland Spring backs sparkling water with remarkabubble campaign

    2019-08-14T00:00:00Z

    Highland Spring has unveiled its biggest ever investment in its sparkling water. The £1m investment includes a new ‘Remarkabubble’ campaign to address the changing consumption habits of sparkling water by championing its role as a refreshing treat at any time of day. The four-week, multi-channel campaign is set ...

  • Certas Energy appoints Spar as its convenience partner
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    Certas Energy appoints Spar as its convenience partner

    2019-08-09T00:00:00Z

    Certas Energy has appointed Spar as its convenience partner across all 35 of its company-owned petrol filling stations. The arrangement, which includes wholesale distribution, will commence immediately while in-store refurbishments and re-branding will take place in a roll-out over the coming months. “The forecourt shop has an increasingly ...

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    New Coca-Cola campaign aims to spark memories of magic

    2019-08-02T00:00:00Z

    Coca-Cola is backed by a new campaign, that has been created to spark memories of the ‘magic’ associated with enjoying the drink. The new ad follows a woman who is enjoying a Coca-Cola and as she feels the distinctive bubbles of her first sip, she is transported back to ...

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    Sparkling refresh

    2019-06-07T00:00:00Z

    Highland Spring has unveiled a fresh, modern new look for its Sparkling water range to showcase its provenance and everyday hydration credentials.

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    Highland Spring reveals new look for sparkling range

    2019-05-24T00:00:00Z

    Highland Spring has unveiled a new look for its Sparkling range to better showcase its provenance and everyday hydration credentials. Carol Saunders, head of marketing at Highland Spring Group, said: “We saw huge success with the launch of our new look Still range in 2017 and now is the ...

  • Spar UK appoints new managing director
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    Spar UK appoints new managing director

    2019-05-17T00:00:00Z

    Spar UK has appointed Louise Hoste as its new managing director. In November the previous managing director Debbie Robinson left to become chief executive of Central England Co-operative. Hoste has a wide range of international retail experience. She has worked for Walmart in the UK, Canada and Chile ...

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    Lucozade launches £10m Spark Something campaign

    2019-05-17T00:00:00Z

    Lucozade Energy is launching a £10m marketing campaign called Spark Something. The campaign will involve TV, outdoor, social and digital advertising, as well as in-store activation through POS materials including FSDUs, barkers and shelf wobblers. “The campaign will position the market-leading energy brand as one that sparks positive energy, broadening ...

  • Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Spar Threshfield  Skipton, North Yorkshire
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    Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Spar Threshfield Skipton, North Yorkshire

    2019-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Location: The pretty village of Threshield, in the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales Forecourt : This is a picture-postcard forecourt with a stone building, lots of trees and greenery. The small pole sign shows the Texaco star, the fuel prices and a Spar logo. In front ...

  • Taxi smashes into Kay Group Spar store in Burnley
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    Taxi smashes into Kay Group Spar store in Burnley

    2019-04-26T00:00:00Z

    Staff and customers had a lucky escape at The Kay Group’s Spar store at Kitchen’s Garage in Trafalgar Street, Burnley, when a taxi smashed through the window and finally stopped in the middle of the building. The incident occurred at 11pm on Saturday May 20. A police spokesman said: ...

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    Penny Petroleum to move eight more stores to Spar

    2019-04-18T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Penny Petroleum has signed a deal to move a further eight of its Scottish convenience stores to Spar. With a total of 52 forecourts around the UK, Penny Petroleum currently number six in the latest Top 50 Indies listing has had two sites with Spar ...

  • Penny Petroleum signs eight more stores to Spar
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    Penny Petroleum signs eight more stores to Spar

    2019-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Penny Petroleum has signed a deal to move a further eight of its Scottish convenience stores to Spar. With a total of 52 forecourts around the UK, Penny Petroleum - currently number 6 in the latest Top 50 Indies listing - has had two sites with ...

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    Sparkling mango

    2019-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Barr Soft Drinks is launching a Mangozero-added sugar sparkling version of Rubicon, the UK’s number one exotic juice drink brand (IRI data).

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    Barr launches Mango Zero Added Sugar sparkling Rubicon variant

    2019-02-15T00:00:00Z

    Barr Soft Drinks is launching a Mango Zero Added Sugar sparkling version of Rubicon, the exotic juice drink brand, to add an exotic flavour choice within the low-calorie flavoured carbonates sector. “With more than 1 in 5 flavoured carbonates shoppers now opting for low calorie drinks, and almost three ...

  • Kiosk forecourt shop replaced with Spar store
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    Kiosk forecourt shop replaced with Spar store

    2019-02-13T00:00:00Z

    A Murco-branded forecourt and Ford dealership has opened a new Spar store on the site. Andrew Calder, owner of Thornbury Motors, decided to upgrade the small forecourt kiosk into a convenience store. Working with the Spar wholesaler Appleby Westward, he oversaw the transformation of the 250sq ft. kiosk ...

  • MFG rebrands 110 Spar stores as Londis or Budgens
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    MFG rebrands 110 Spar stores as Londis or Budgens

    2019-01-24T00:00:00Z

    The UK’s biggest independent forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is rebranding 110 of its shops from Spar to the Londis or Budgens brands, as part of an extension of its shop supply agreement with Booker Retail Partners (BRP). MFG signed its first agreement with BRP in May 2016 ...

  • Spar UK announces interim managing director roles
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    Spar UK announces interim managing director roles

    2019-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Spar has announced that Chris Lewis and Jackie Mackenzie will take on new interim MD roles leading the Spar UK team in Harrow. The move follows the announcement in November that Debbie Robinson was stepping down from the role as managing director to become chief executive of Central England Co-operative. ...