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  • Children welcome treat from Spar forecourt
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    Children welcome treat from Spar forecourt

    2014-01-17T00:00:00Z

    A Spar forecourt owner in Wiltshire, who decided to give local school children Christmas presents, received a warm welcome when he arrived to hand them over. The children in Musbury near Axminster were so delighted when they heard their local Spar shop was going to give them free chocolate ...

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    Major tanker problem sparks supply concerns

    2013-10-25T00:00:00Z

    The government is in talks with the oil industry to ensure the security of fuel supplies after a safety problem affecting about 12% of the British tanker fleet was discovered. About 230 fuel tankers do not meet the standards required to transport dangerous goods by road and will need ...

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    Spar to the rescue

    2013-10-07T00:00:00Z

    There’s a new name on the pole sign at Geoff Harland’s B M Harland forecourt in Pickering, North Yorkshire. And although it’s a name well known throughout the forecourt industry, it’s the first time that it’s appeared as branding on fuel. Supplied by Harvest Energy, B M Harland has been ...

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    Spar and Londis enhance ranges

    2013-08-14T00:00:00Z

    Two of the biggest symbol groups in the forecourt sector have introduced changes to their ranges. Spar UK is revamping two of its own brand soft drinks ranges with a redesign and new flavours in line with trends in the market. Spar’s flavoured still water range is getting ...

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    Spar to advertise on TV

    2013-08-09T00:00:00Z

    Spar UK will be back on shoppers’ TV screens for the first time in four years, as part of a £5m national multi-media campaign, kicking off in early October. Featuring TV and digital advertising, a customer magazine and in-store communication, Spar’s new campaign is intended to celebrate its convenience ...

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    Honesty and transparency pays off for Xmo

    2013-08-07T00:00:00Z

    Sign installer Xmo Strata is celebrating a landmark in the publication of its weekly Health, Safety and Environmental Bulletins on its website, having reached its 360th issue. The company’s health and safety strategy which involves freely sharing data and analysis, particularly about safety-related matters was derided and ridiculed ...

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    First new generation Spar branded forecourt opens

    2013-08-02T00:00:00Z

    The first of a new generation of Spar-branded forecourts in the UK has opened following the development of the concept by Spar and Harvest Energy. B M Harland, in Pickering, North Yorkshire, which is owned by retailer Geoff Harland, features Spar branding on the canopy, pumps, poll ...

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    Fuel price-rigging inquiries could prompt greater transparency, predicts AA

    2013-05-17T00:00:00Z

    The investigations into wholesale and retail fuel prices could be a turning point into what drives the price of fuel on forecourts, and the start of greater transparency, predicts the AA, as it released its latest fuel price report. It revealed that a 3.5ppl fall in the average pump ...

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    Harvest and Spar unveil new concept

    2013-05-02T00:00:00Z

    Harvest Energy has launched a collaboration with Spar which offers independent dealers a new branded forecourt concept, and they are already negotiating deals on three potential sites. The new format has access to Harvest Energy’s fuel supply and will feature the Spar brand on the forecourt’s canopy, pumps, pole sign ...

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    Harvest Energy offers tie-up with Spar

    2013-04-17T00:00:00Z

    Harvest Energy has launched a collaboration with Spar which offers independent dealers a new branded forecourt concept, and they are already negotiating deals on three potential sites. The new format has access to Harvest Energy’s fuel supply and will feature the Spar brand on the canopy, pumps, pole sign ...

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    Forecourts sparkle at Nisa awards

    2013-04-12T00:00:00Z

    Forecourt stores have won more than half the retail categories at the annual awards for Nisa members and suppliers. The awards were presented during the annual dinner at Stoneleigh Park, with forecourts picking up three of the seven retail awards, in addition to the Best Forecourt category. Nisa ...

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    Opening day for Parkfoot Garage’s new Spar store

    2013-03-22T00:00:00Z

    Today sees the opening of the newly extended and refitted forecourt store of Kent-based Spar retailer David Charman. Parkfoot Garages Ltd first launched a convenience store on London Road in 1996 - becoming the first winner of the Forecourt Trader of the Year awards in the same year. ...

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    Sainsbury’s sparks petrol price war

    2013-03-13T00:00:00Z

    Sainsbury’s has sparked a supermarket price war on fuel after an announcement it was cutting its prices was rapidly followed by Asda and Tesco also announcing cuts. It began yesterday when Richard Crampton, Sainsbury’s head of fuel, said that from today Sainsbury’s petrol prices will drop by 4p per ...

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    Spar injects new lease of life into Threeways Garage

    2012-11-22T00:00:00Z

    An Abergele petrol station is being given a new lease of life after forging a relationship with Spar. Threeways Garage, in Faenol Avenue, is set to convert its convenience store from Lifestyle to Spar at the end of the month. The Threeways site, which houses a 24-hour Shell forecourt and ...

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    Spar trials new retailer mobile marketing scheme

    2012-11-05T00:00:00Z

    Spar stores in the South West of England are trialling an new mobile marketing scheme set to help retailers communicate with their customers in a new way. The initiative will see Spar retailers use mobile marketing to communicate with their customers, giving retailers an opportunity to promote national, regional and ...

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    Progress for fuel tax transparency

    2012-10-30T00:00:00Z

    A second reading of Robert Halfon MP’s Private Members Bill demanding fuel tax transparency is scheduled for November 30. The Vehicle Fuel Receipts (Transparency of Taxation) Bill was introduced to Parliament on October 16, and if it becomes law, it will force retailers to give a breakdown of what motorists ...

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    New face of Spar launched in Lancs

    2012-10-30T00:00:00Z

    Spar is trialling a fresh new era in store design with the launch of what it describes as an "innovative and modern flagship store that paves the way in convenience excellence". Spar Penwortham in Lancashire, owned by family business Lawrence Hunt Co, marks a huge step for the ...

  • New face of Spar launched in Lancashire
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    New face of Spar launched in Lancashire

    2012-10-22T00:00:00Z

    Spar is trialling a fresh new era in store design, with the launch of what it describes as an innovative and modern flagship store that paves the way in convenience excellence. Spar Penwortham in Lancashire, owned by family business Lawrence Hunt Co, heralds the new face of Spar ...

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    Fuel tax transparency Bill to get second reading next month

    2012-10-18T00:00:00Z

    A second reading of Robert Halfon’s Private Members Bill demanding fuel tax transparency is scheduled for November 30. The Vehicle Fuel Receipts (Transparency of Taxation) Bill was introduced to Parliament on October 16, and if it becomes law, it will force retailers to give a breakdown of what motorists ...

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    RHA supports MP’s Bill for fuel price transparency

    2012-10-15T00:00:00Z

    The Road Haulage Association has expressed its support for the move by Robert Halfon, Tory MP for Harlow, who will tomorrow table a Private Members Bill to make fuel pricing more transparent. "This initiative will serve as a real wake up call to all users of road fuels – ...