SPAR Scotland supports Healthy Living Week

June 5, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Responsible retailing

SPAR Scotland is running a Healthy Living Week programme with a host of activities taking place online and in SPAR stores around the country. The event is being fully supported by the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) Healthy Living Programme. Through daily exercise and healthy recipes, SPAR Scotland is encouraging people to get fit with their families. 

Running in SPAR stores and on social media from Monday 8 June until 15 June, SPAR has several exciting promotions on healthy products and activities taking place to encourage everyone to get involved.

The group has produced recipe cards with healthy recipes from Parentclub Scotland, which will be on display in stores and on Facebook. 

Also on Facebook, SPAR Scotland will be running a ‘fruit faces’ competition where people are encouraged to design a funny face using fruits and vegetables with the winner taking away a PS4 as the top prize.

Colin McLean, CEO of SPAR Scotland, said: “As a long-term partner, we are very excited to support the SGF Healthy Living Programme by hosting a new activity every day of the campaign either on our social sites or in our SPAR stores. As we move carefully out of lockdown, it is really important to eat healthy food, exercise and stay active.”

Launched in 2004 as a partnership between the Scottish Government, the SGF Healthy Living Programme (HLP) has made massive strides in helping improve the diet of Scotland’s consumers. 

SPAR Scotland has continued to support the programme. With this recent campaign, the convenience store group will be encouraging the sale of fruit and vegetables alongside a range of other healthy products. 

“We have created healthy recipes by working with Parentclub Scotland. We have also filmed some of our store staff showing examples of easy exercise routines that everyone can follow. In addition, we have great promotions on a range of healthy products which we know our customers will enjoy”, added Colin McLean. 

HLP Director Kathryn Neil said: “We are delighted to be in a position to continue working with SPAR through these difficult times. It is more important than ever that we all stay fit and healthy.”

The Healthy Living Week activity will be supported with marketing collateral in SPAR stores and via SPAR Radio.

Source: SPAR Scotland


The UK became a member of SPAR in 1956 when a group of independent wholesalers was granted the SPAR licence by SPAR International. There are five regional partners in the UK 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 brand.

SPAR has led the convenience market in the UK for many years but has faced increasing competition. Always innovative, the five regional partners have continued to grow the brand. Throughout the UK, a combination of independently-owned licensed retailers and company-owned stores can be found, spanning forecourts, airports, train stations, city centres, and local neighbourhoods.

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