James Hall & Co. Ltd to hold SPAR Transform retailer event in April

March 4, 2024 IN THE CATEGORY: Supply Chain

James Hall & Co. Ltd, SPAR UK partner for the North of England, will host a new one-day retailer event in April for both current and prospective SPAR independent retailers.

The event, titled SPAR Transform, will bring together retailers from across the North of England on Thursday 18 April. Keynote speakers include Dominic Hall, Joint Managing Director of James Hall & Co. Ltd, and Tobias Wasmuht, Managing Director of SPAR International. Topics presented will cover company innovations, customer loyalty, retail technology, community initiatives, and more. Independent retailers will share how the SPAR brand and support from James Hall & Co. Ltd has transformed their business.

Networking opportunity

More than 40 suppliers will be in attendance, including a host of international brands. Breakout sessions focusing on specific subject areas will be hosted by Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Carlsberg, and Walkers. Pop-ups showcasing foodservice solutions will be available while a spotlight will shine on SPAR Own Brand products.

Independent SPAR retailers will be joined by area managers and store managers from the wholesaler’s company-owned stores division, offering networking opportunities and sharing best practice. The day will conclude with an informal social evening of food, drinks, and entertainment.

Peter Dodding, Sales Director and Chairman of the SPAR UK Northern Guild of retailers said: “We are hugely excited to deliver a bigger and better retailer event for our network of independent retailers with SPAR Transform.

“We have a strong line up of speakers sharing our future vision and strategy, as well as highlighting how we set the standard for excellence in community retailing, wholesaling, and manufacturing. The event gives retailers the opportunity to network, connect and engage with retail partners and suppliers, share knowledge and insights, and ultimately drive sales.”

Source: James Hall & Co. Ltd

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The United Kingdom became a SPAR member in 1956 when SPAR International granted the SPAR licence to a group of independent wholesalers. There are five regional organisations in the UK, continually building the brand’s presence. A central office in London provides national marketing and buying services for the group. SPAR UK comprises independently owned, licensed, retailers and company-owned stores.