SPAR UK partner James Hall & Co. opens its 150th company owned SPAR store

October 1, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

SPAR UK partner James Hall & Co. Ltd has opened its 150th company-owned SPAR store, bringing an exciting new convenience shopping experience to the residents of Wakefield. Located in Wentworth Street, the impressive-looking new SPAR store has transformed the site of a derelict former garage forecourt. In the process, the SPAR operator has created 24 jobs in the area.

Open between 7 am and 10 pm every day, the new SPAR store offers a fantastic range of food to go, as well as a high-quality Graham Eyes butcher’s counter, tasty bakery products, and hot beverages. Adding to the convenience proposition, the store has an ATM service and 16 car parking spaces.

150th milestone

Fiona Drummond, Company Stores Director at James Hall & Co. Ltd, said: “We’re thrilled with the finish of our new Wakefield SPAR store in what is an exciting milestone opening for the company.”

“It’s smart, spacious, well-lit and has completely changed the environment in the Wentworth Street area of the town. It brings with it a number of employment opportunities for local people,” she added.

“It offers the community in Wakefield a brilliant range of services and products at competitive prices too, and we have been overwhelmed by the lovely comments we have received from customers since we opened our doors.”

“Our friendly management team of Matt and Michelle are ready to meet and support the needs of customers, together with our dedicated and skilled butchery team led by Martin. We look forward to welcoming Wakefield residents into the store.”

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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