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    Blakemore assigns two sites for Jet/Spar brand

    2016-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Two more forecourts have been signed up for the dual-branded Jet/Spar package. Jet has signed long-term supply contracts with two sites owned by Blakemore Retail, which runs 295 Spar stores across England and Wales, and owns 15 forecourts. The two sites which have joined the Jet network are Blakemore Buckley ...

  • Two more forecourts dual-branded Spar and Jet
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    Two more forecourts dual-branded Spar and Jet

    2016-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Two more forecourts have been signed up for the dual-branded Jet/Spar package. Jet has signed long-term supply contracts with two sites owned by Blakemore Retail, which runs 295 Spar stores across England and Wales, and owns 15 forecourts. The two sites that have joined the Jet network are ...

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    product news: Spar refreshes sharing snacks range

    2016-03-04T00:00:00Z

    Spar Brand has refreshed its range of sharing snacks in time for summer. A new Chicken Bites sharing tub has been introduced to the range, while all products have been redesigned with bright new packaging. The new Chicken Bites addition will replace the Mini Pork Pies. This four-strong ...

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    Store doubled in size at Spar site

    2016-02-01T00:00:00Z

    A £300,000 expansion project at a Spar forecourt store near Bristol Airport has been completed following a co-investment scheme between owner Justin Taylor and Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company for Spar stores in the south west. The store, at Littleton Mills, near Winford, has doubled in size. "The redevelopment ...

  • £300,000 investment in Bristol Spar site
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    £300,000 investment in Bristol Spar site

    2016-01-22T00:00:00Z

    A £300,000 expansion project at a Spar forecourt store near Bristol Airport has been completed following a co-investment scheme between owner Justin Taylor and Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company for Spar stores in the south west. The store, at Littleton Mills, near Winford, has doubled in size in ...

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    Esso switch sparks volume growth

    2015-12-11T00:00:00Z

    A County Durham dealer says moving his site to supply from Greenergy with Esso branding has helped to increase sales volumes by 22%. In January 2015, Ian Atkinson’s Ouston Service Station moved fuel supply from Jet after being with the group for more than 15 years. He said ...

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    product news: Spar introduces coffee capsules

    2015-12-04T00:00:00Z

    Spar UK is launching a range of Spar-branded coffee capsules, in a move to appeal to the UK’s growing love of coffee. The range, which is produced by Spar International, comprises Espresso Capsules Lungo, Intensivo and Ristretto. The capsules, which are compatible with Nespresso machines, are available in packs of ...

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    Spar company wins consent for forecourt

    2015-11-13T00:00:00Z

    Spar distributor and retailer James Hall has won planning permission to redevelop a car showroom with a petrol station, convenience store, car park and ATM at a site in North Yorkshire. Permission to redevelop Greaves Garage, on Garbutts Lane in Hutton Rudby, near Stokesley, was granted by Hambleton District ...

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    Roadchef opens second motorway Spar store

    2015-10-30T00:00:00Z

    Roadchef’s Northampton motorway services area on the M1/A43, has become the second of its sites to open Spar store, following the launch of the concept at Strensham on the M5 in July. It offers motoring customers grocery items and a selection of artisan products, and has also has created 20 ...

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    Spar distributor recruiting forecourts

    2015-10-14T00:00:00Z

    Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company for Spar stores in the south west, is reporting increasing interest from forecourt retailers impressed by the experience of Top 50 Indies the Chartman Group and Euro Garages. The news came as the company announced its highest new store recruitment figures in over ...

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    Spar retailers urged to ’take a fresh look’

    2015-10-02T00:00:00Z

    Taking a fresh look at your business to maximise its potential was the key message at this year’s Blakemore Trade Partners Spar Retail Show, held this week at the Telford International Centre. The event encompassed a conference, dinner and trade show, with leading Spar retailers showcasing their success alongside ...

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    product news: Shloer sparkling drinks get makeover

    2015-09-18T00:00:00Z

    Shloer Celebration Pink Fizz and White Bubbly, the sparkling no-alcohol grape juice-based adult soft drinks from SHS Drinks, are both getting a makeover in the lead up to the festive party season. A new bottle shape takes its cues from the style associated with Prosecco sparkling wines, and is intended ...

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    Cashier involved in card scam is spared prison

    2015-09-16T00:00:00Z

    A garage cashier has narrowly avoided jail for his part in a fuel-card cloning scam in which £30,000 of petrol and diesel was stolen from forecourts across Birmingham. Khaled Abdulkawi cloned at least 46 cards at the Esso Falcon Service Station, Halesowen, and passed them to accomplices who topped up ...

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    First site opens after Jet’s deal with Spar

    2015-09-16T00:00:00Z

    The UK’s first Jet and Spar dual-branded site has opened following the April launch of a new convenience partnership between fuel brand and the symbol group. Jet Maybole in South Ayrshire is the first in a number of Jet sites that have chosen to take up the dual-branding offer. ...

  • First Jet and Spar dual-branded site opens
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    First Jet and Spar dual-branded site opens

    2015-08-26T00:00:00Z

    The UK’s first Jet and Spar dual-branded site has opened following the April launch of a new convenience partnership between the fuel brand and the symbol group. Jet Maybole in South Ayrshire is the first in a number of Jet sites that have chosen to take up the dual ...

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    Spars go contactless

    2015-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Following a successful trial, Blakemore Trade Partners has announced a plan to roll out Verifone Vx820 contactless payment technology across its independent Spar estate. The business will introduce contactless payment kit to all epos stores over the coming months, with the roll out expected to be complete by the autumn. ...

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    Roadchef reaches agreement to add Spar stores

    2015-06-10T00:00:00Z

    Motorway services operator Roadchef is to introduce Spar stores on its sites following an agreement with the symbol group operator. The deal will see the launch of two test stores at Strensham on the M5 and Northampton on the M1 with the Strensham store opening at the beginning of July. ...

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    BP and Spar among forecourt brands to accept Apple Pay

    2015-06-09T00:00:00Z

    BP, Spar, Costa, Starbucks, Subway, Waitrose and M S Simply Food are the major brands on UK forecourts which will accept customer transactions using Apple Pay, when it is launched in the UK next month. Apple Pay will enable consumers to use their iphones (6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch) ...

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    Jet c-store tie-up with Spar

    2015-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Jet used the Forecourt Show 2015 as a platform to launch its new convenience initiative, a concept that will give Jet’s 350-plus dealers access to four bespoke levels of retail support. To deliver this long-term programme, Jet has entered into a five-year agreement with Spar UK. Existing Jet ...

  • Jet launches new c-store initiative with Spar
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    Jet launches new c-store initiative with Spar

    2015-04-20T00:00:00Z

    Jet is using the Forecourt Show 2015, running from April 20-22, as a platform to launch its new convenience initiative, a concept that will give Jet’s 350-plus dealers access to four bespoke levels of retail support. To deliver this long-term programme, Jet has entered into a five-year agreement with ...