Vicky Hennessy, Business Development Manager at Penny Petroleum said: “SPAR has a strong brand presence in Scotland, which will help develop our business in this geographical area. Having worked with SPAR and CJ Lang since 2017, we have been impressed by their commitment and support.
“SPAR has been proactive in helping us engage with our communities, including product launch days and healthy eating for local schools. Their team are passionate about helping us achieve our goals, and they deploy their team to get the best from each store so we all work together.”
Mike Leonard, CJ Lang & Son Ltd Sales Director, said: “At SPAR Scotland we have worked closely with Penny Petroleum on the two existing sites. We are delighted that they have given us the opportunity to service and develop a further eight stores.
“With our best-in-class chilled offer, our vision for food-to-go, our unrivalled distribution network, as well as our dedicated account management and support team, we are confident that we can grow the Scottish arm of Penny Petroleum.”
David Penny, Managing Director of Penny Petroleum Group, said: “Our Scottish side of the business has grown significantly over the last couple of years, and with the number of sites that we now have in that area, we need the right partner to move forward with.
“Our core values at Penny Petroleum are ‘passion, pride, positivism, partnerships and perseverance’ and we look for these attributes when making business decisions. SPAR Scotland has shown these characteristics.
“This new partnership will help us meet our customer needs locally and develop our stores and teams to do so. I look forward to seeing where this journey will take us.”
Source: SPAR Scotland
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About SPAR UK
The United Kingdom (UK) became a member of SPAR in 1956 when a group of independent wholesalers obtained the SPAR licence from SPAR International. There are five regional partners with strategically placed Distribution Centres in each region. A Central Office located in London provides national Marketing and Buying services for the group and supports the development of the SPAR Brand in the UK.
SPAR has led the convenience market in the UK for many years but has faced increasing competition in recent times. Always innovative, SPAR Partners have continued to grow the brand. A combination of independently-owned licensed retailers and company-owned stores spanning forecourts, airports, train stations, city centres and local neighbourhoods can be found throughout the country.