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SPAR Scotland offers free fruit in partnership with Healthy Living Programme

October 19, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Responsible retailing

SPAR Scotland is continuing its support of Healthy Living Scotland (HLS) by giving out free fruit to children at a further four stores around the country. The campaign encourages children to eat more fruit and enjoy a healthier lifestyle which participating SPAR stores have given to children.

The Healthy Living Programme has been working with convenience retailers since 2004 and highlights the fresh fruit and vegetables and the healthier products available in convenience stores. The programme is fully funded by the Scottish Government and aims to connect local schools with convenience retailers. So far, they have engaged with over 13,000 school children across the country.

From 4 to 10 October, SPAR Scotland distributed free fruit to every primary school child from the SPAR stores in Abronhill, Garthamlock, Thornliebank, and Erskine. The team from HLS were also on hand at each store to actively promote the week-long initiative.

Stores in the East of Scotland taking part in the campaign are now being planned for the beginning of 2022.

In addition to this campaign, SPAR Scotland will be running pumpkin-related activities in three SPAR stores with a team from HLS. The stores participating are Bo’ness, Sanquhar, and Eastriggs from 27 to 29 October.

Colin McLean, CEO of SPAR Scotland, said: “We enjoy supporting Healthy Living Scotland’s programme, which connects local school children with healthy options available from SPAR convenience stores. It is important that we continue to encourage children to eat fresh fruit and vegetables.”

Source: SPAR UK

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About SPAR UK

The UK became a SPAR member in 1956 when SPAR International granted the SPAR licence to a group of independent wholesalers. 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.