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  • Asda sparks round of price cuts on supermarket fuel
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    Asda sparks round of price cuts on supermarket fuel

    2017-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Asda has sparked a round of supermarket fuel price cuts, announcing up to 2ppl off unleaded petrol and 1ppl on diesel from Saturday 23 September, bringing prices down to a new national price cap of 115.7ppl on unleaded petrol and 116.7ppl on diesel at all 308 filling stations. Asda’s ...

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    Spar overtakes Tesco to be biggest forecourt retailer

    2017-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Spar has overtaken Tesco as the biggest forecourt retailer in the UK by market share, according to Experian figures (see page 44). Following significant growth from multi-site retail partners in 2016, there are now more than 1,000 Spar shops on forecourts. Top 50 Indies which are partners with Spar include: ...

  • International recognition for Blakemore chief’s Spar role
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    International recognition for Blakemore chief’s Spar role

    2017-06-02T00:00:00Z

    Peter Blakemore, managing director of AF Blakemore and Son, has been presented with a prestigious award in recognition for his outstanding contribution to Spar International. AF Blakemore and Son was founded in 1917 when Arthur and Harriet Blakemore opened a counter-service grocery store in Wolverhampton. Peter joined the family ...

  • Spar claims top spot as largest forecourt retailer
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    Spar claims top spot as largest forecourt retailer

    2017-05-17T00:00:00Z

    Spar says it is now the largest forecourt retailer in the UK by site numbers, following significant growth coming from multi-site retail partners in 2016, with 1,200 Spar shops on forecourts. Top 50 Indies which are partners of Spar include: MRH; Euro Garages which has rebranded many of the ...

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    product news: Britvic introduces Drench sparkling 500ml PET

    2017-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Britvic is launching a new single serve 500ml PET bottle for sparkling variants of its juice drink brand, Drench. The new format will be rolled out from the end of March and will be supported by an ATL campaign in May. Kevin McNair, GB marketing director, Britvic Soft Drinks, explained: ...

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    product news: Spar launches popcorn range

    2017-02-24T00:00:00Z

    Spar Brand is launching a new impulse range of own brand popcorn consisting of Sweet Salted and Salted flavours. Cath McIlwham, Spar UK head of brand, said: “The trend for alternative snack choices is growing and we are delighted to respond to this by launching these two ...

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    Sparkling debut

    2017-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is launching a lightly sparkling variant of Glacéau Smartwater. It comprises vapour-distilled spring water with added electrolytes and just the right amount of carbonation to create a "distinctive clean and crisp taste". The new product is available in a 600ml PET bottle and a six x ...

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    product news: Spar adds cooking sauces to range

    2017-01-20T00:00:00Z

    Spar UK has unveiled a new range of own brand cooking sauces. They form a key part of Spar’s campaign to offer shoppers delicious evening meals for every night of the week. The four new sauces in the own label range are Bolognese, Tomato Herb, Tikka Masala ...

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    product news: Sparkling wine brand launches

    2016-12-02T00:00:00Z

    A new sparkling wine brand called Gigglewater has been launched offering Prosecco in a bottle and 20cl can, as well as a range of 20cl canned flavoured sparkling wines. Catherine Monahan, founder/CEO of Gigglewater Wines, said: “With growth of sparkling wine continuing at around 23% we are really excited to ...

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    Dorset forecourt wins Spar award

    2016-12-01T00:00:00Z

    A Spar forecourt store at Maiden Newton in Dorset has won the Best Forecourt 2016 award at the third staging of the Appleby Westward Retail Awards. Olly Andrews’ Maiden Newton store won the Best Forecourt award along with the Best Spar Brand award, while colleague Abi James won the Best ...

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    Spar forecourt wins Appleby Westward awards

    2016-11-25T00:00:00Z

    A Spar forecourt store at Maiden Newton in Dorset has won the Best Forecourt 2016 award at the third staging of the Appleby Westward Retail Awards. Olly Andrews’ Maiden Newton store won the Best Forecourt award along with the Best Spar Brand award, while colleague Abi James won the ...

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    Product news: Retailers missing sparkling water sales

    2016-11-18T00:00:00Z

    Retailers are missing out on the opportunity to sell more bottled water in the run-up to Christmas, according to latest independent research commissioned by Nestlé Waters. The findings revealed that nearly half of shoppers surveyed (44%) intend to have plain sparkling bottled water on the table for celebratory meals ...

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    New Spar store at M25 services

    2016-11-02T00:00:00Z

    Motorway service area (MSA) operator Roadchef has announced the opening of a new Spar store at its Clacket Lane site on the M25 between junctions 4 and 5. The Spar store adds to an MSA that already includes a McDonald’s, WH Smith, Costa Coffee and Fresh Food Cafe. Clacket Lane ...

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    product news: Spar introduces premium prosecco

    2016-10-14T00:00:00Z

    Spar Brand is bringing extra fizz to its Christmas offering in 2016, with the launch of Spar Prosecco Speciale, alongside its seasonal alcohol range. With an RRP of £9, the new premium sparkling wine will offer shoppers a trade up from Spar’s Perlezza Prosecco. The premium prosecco is packaged in ...

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    Spar wholesaler opens new site

    2016-09-28T00:00:00Z

    A new Shell petrol station and Spar supermarket in Southport, Merseyside, is being opened by G E Murgatroyd, the retail arm of Spar’s northern England wholesaler James Hall. The store is on the former Duerdens car showroom on Roe Lane, and is due to open at 7am on Thursday September ...

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    Deal to build BP filling station and Spar store in Leeds

    2016-09-07T00:00:00Z

    A deal to build a BP petrol filling station and Spar store in Leeds has been signed by Huddersfield-based forecourt operator CJ Stern (Oils) Ltd. The company has secured a deal with Aire Valley Land LLP, the joint venture partnership of Evans Property Group and Harworth Estates, to deliver ...

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    product news: Britvic adds sparkling Drench variants

    2016-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Britvic is following-up the relaunch of its juice drinks brand, Drench, earlier this year, with new sparkling variants to extend the range into the carbonated segment. The new flavour combinations, Raspberry Cranberry and Grape Elderflower, will be available in a 330ml can format. The launch will ...

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    Roadchef opens fourth Spar store

    2016-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Roadchef has opened a new Spar store at its Tibshelf motorway services area (MSA) on the M1 between junctions 28 and 29, following an investment of £800,000. The addition of a Spar to the Tibshelf MSA follows openings at the company’s Sedgemoor, Northampton and Strensham sites in recent months. The ...

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    Spar wholesalers make major acquisitions

    2016-07-27T00:00:00Z

    Two Spar wholesalers have acquired major store groups totalling more than 90 sites. James Hall Co, the Spar wholesaler for the north of England, has acquired North East Convenience Stores (NECS), a 30-store multi award winning family owned chain based in the North East of England. ...

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    Spar and Subway open on site gutted by fire

    2016-06-10T00:00:00Z

    A family owned forecourt business on Anglesey, north Wales, has fully reopened exactly a year after it was completely gutted in a devastating fire. The site had to be rebuilt after the fire on June 3, last year, and initially opened four weeks later with a temporary shop. The Texaco ...