SPAR NI store opens with €3.6 million investment, creating 30 new jobs

January 31, 2022 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

  • Colin Cunningham, Helen and Gavan Wall and Emma Morrow from The Wall Group officially declare the Landscape Filling Station SPAR NI store open on the Crumlin Road, Belfast.

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Gavan and Helen Wall, owners of four SPAR stores in the North Belfast area and operating under The Wall Group, have opened their latest store, Landscape Filling Station on the Crumlin Road in Belfast.

The new store represents a £3 million (€3.6 million) investment. Taking the total staff to 50, Landscape provides employment for an additional 30 local team members. 

The new-build store stands at 465m2 – over five times the size of the previous site adjacent to the original store. Moreover, it boasts an 8-pump GO Fuel forecourt, 22 car parking spaces, and will open 24 hours/day, seven days/week. 

Signature fresh credentials

Landscape will also bring SPAR NI’s signature fresh credentials to the area, with bays of fresh and everyday essentials, boasting an impressive range of locally sourced products. Shoppers can pick up the likes of the SPAR own brand fresh food range alongside various food-to-go counters. 

“We are starting the new year off as we mean to go on and providing even more value, choice, and convenience to the people of North Belfast with our latest SPAR store.  We are proud to bring 30 additional job opportunities to the area by opening our fourth store. We strongly believe in nurturing talent. With the difficult times the world has seen in the past couple of years, it is great to be able to focus on enhanced local services, which we know our teams provide throughout all our stores and brands”, said Helen Wall.

Landscape will house the latest dailyDeli concept from SPAR. This includes the grab-and-go chicken bar, alongside a range of fresh options for sandwiches, salads and wraps, and hot foods.

Paddy Doody, Sales and Marketing Director at SPAR Northern Ireland parent company Henderson Group, commented, “Once again, The Wall Group has taken the SPAR concept and made it their own to work entirely for their target demographic in the wider North Belfast area. The striking Landscape Filling Station is a fantastic addition to Crumlin Road and the Lower Oldpark area, providing vital employment and growth opportunities, driven by a hugely dedicated team.”

Landscape Filling Station will partner with Marie Curie as the official charity partner of SPAR across the UK. It will also support local schools, groups, and organisations.

Source: SPAR UK

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The UK became a SPAR member in 1956 when SPAR International granted the SPAR licence to a group of independent wholesalers. As a result, there are now five regional partners in the UK. A central office in London provides national marketing and buying services for the group.

SPAR has led the highly competitive convenience market in the UK for many years. Always innovative, the five regional partners have continued to grow the brand. SPAR UK comprises independently owned licensed retailers and company-owned stores. These include forecourts, airports, train stations, city centres, and local neighbourhood stores.


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