SPAR UK supports One Tree Planted campaign

October 14, 2022 IN THE CATEGORY: Responsible retailing

SPAR UK is supporting the international brand’s 90th-anniversary celebrations by giving back to communities and planting 12,500 trees all over England with leading organisation One Tree Planted.

The SPAR One Tree Planted campaign involves SPAR countries from across the globe, with all funds raised going towards the planting of trees. The aim is to raise as much as possible to uplift local communities, reduce environmental impact, and help to build a sustainable future for all. 

From January to June 2022, SPAR UK planted sixty-six varieties of trees and plants. These include Elder, Monterey Pine, Apple, and Juniper. The planting was spread out across England in micro-scale projects collaborating with the local communities and forests. 

The forests include:

  • North East Community Forest
  • Cumbria Coastal Community Forest
  • White Rose Forest
  • Humber Forest
  • City of Trees
  • The Mersey Forest
  • Greenwood Community Forest
  • Forest of Mercia
  • Forest of Marston Vale
  • Forest of Avon
  • Great Western Community Forest
  • Thames Chase Community Forest
  • Plymouth and South Devon Community Forest

Suzanne Dover, SPAR UK Brand and Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate our international brand’s 90th anniversary with such a worthwhile project. Being at the heart of neighbourhoods by protecting the environment for future generations to come is central to who we are.

“The symbol of a tree is part of our global identity, and planting trees is hugely valuable in producing oxygen, supplying homes for wildlife as well as looking good in our landscape. SPAR One Tree Planted campaign is a fantastic way for us to contribute to increasing the tree cover across England”, she added.

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. As a result, 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 continue 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.