SPAR Scotland’s second virtual tradeshow to showcase ongoing expansion

August 3, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Sourcing

SPAR Scotland is holding its second virtual tradeshow on 23 September 2021. Under theme is ‘One Family, One Vision’, this year’s virtual trade show will highlight SPAR Scotland’s key business initiatives, products, and services. 

SPAR Scotland offers an excellent opportunity to suppliers, both local and national, to work together in driving product distribution to an additional 107 SPAR Scotland company-owned stores.

Currently providing a market-leading delivered wholesale service to over 200 independent retail stores, SPAR Scotland is seeing growing interest among independent retailers to join the brand. 

Colin McLean, CEO of SPAR Scotland, said: “We have a robust recruitment plan which has enabled us to recruit a significant number of additional stores already in the first six months of this financial year. Independent retailers are attracted by the SPAR Brand and our market-leading position. We have demonstrated how we have the right solution to meet the challenges they have faced in the convenience market over the past two years.”

“We are helping independent retailers improve profitability through better prices and promotions, better delivery and distribution, better service and all with our unique SPAR Brand across Scotland.”

“SPAR is the leading symbol group across the UK for independent retailers. There will be no better place to showcase our results and what we have available than at our virtual tradeshow. Here, people will be able to see first-hand just how well we can compete and the benefits SPAR Scotland can bring to their business”, he added.

Transformation journey

SPAR Scotland will update suppliers, retailers, and colleagues on its transformation journey and recent momentum during the event. There will be suppliers exhibits, presentations, and live Q&A sessions.

The SPAR operator has a proven track record in delivering NPD with suppliers. These suppliers will also have an opportunity to increase the distribution and volumes of key products with a new platform for securing orders developed for this year’s event.

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. 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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