SPAR UK partner relaunches convenience store in Cumbria

February 5, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

James Hall & Co., SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, has rebuilt one of its company-owned SPAR stores in Maryport, Cumbria. SPAR Maryport was relaunched on Thursday 21 January to offer customers the very best in modern convenience shopping. The 24-hour, 279m2 SPAR store now features a dedicated butchery counter and large deli, and 8 Shell fuel pumps.

The large SPAR store offers a fantastic selection of everyday essentials: fresh foods, a premium wine section, and freshly ground 100% Arabica coffee.

Also on offer are milkshakes, smoothies and frappe, and a hot ‘grab-and-go’ selection of sandwiches, pies, and breakfast options.

Vital community role
Fiona Drummond, Company Owned Stores Director at James Hall & Co., said, “SPAR Maryport plays a vital role in serving its local community. It has always been popular with customers.” 

“In a time where many supermarkets are scaling back on their deli and fresh meat counters, we have found an increase in shoppers wanting to pick up quality, fresh foods from their local SPAR store. We have reconfigured the store layout to include extra services for local people, including a butchery counter and deli.” 

“This refurbishment is a significant investment for the community of Maryport. It has created six new jobs for local people”, Fiona added. “SPAR Maryport will play an important role in serving local people during and beyond the current crisis. To safeguard shoppers, we have implemented social distancing measures throughout the store. We look forward to welcoming new and existing SPAR customers when shopping for their essential items.”

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