22 October 2012
Spar UK has already seen a sales uplift at its newly-launched flagship store in the UK, where it is trialling a "new style of convenience stores".
22 October 2012
Convenience retailer Spar International is trialling a "new era" in store design, with the launch of a flagship store in the UK.
24 July 2012
Ian Taylor, a senior executive at UK retailer The Co-operative Group, is to join Spar International as head of retail for its business in the country.
4 January 2012
Symbol retailer Spar UK has appointed Aldi veteran Vicki Reay to the newly-created role of commercial director.
8 November 2011
Blakemore Trade Partners, a unit of AF Blakemore & Son has appointed Jerry Marwood as managing director.
5 April 2011
CJ Lang and Son, the owner of Spar UK's Scottish business, is in talks to buy AM Landsburgh (St Andrews), which runs ten Spar stores in Dundee and Fife.
24 March 2011
A.F. Blakemore & Son has bought fellow Spar UK wholesaler Capper & Co. to create a bigger business supplying the symbol retailer's convenience stores in the country.
14 March 2011
Debbie Robinson, a former executive at The Co-Operative Group, has been appointed managing director of Spar UK, the symbol retailer announced today (14 March).
19 November 2010
The merger between Greencore and Northern Foods, the race to own Yoplait, reform of Europe's farm policy and Unilever's new push on sustainability all got people talking this week. Here is the best of who said what.
17 November 2010
Spar UK confirmed today (17 November) that its managing director Jerry Marwood plans to leave the company in the summer of 2011.
3 September 2010
Spar UK posted a 3.1% sales rise for the first quarter due to significant growth across its fresh food, wine and own-brand ranges.
27 July 2009
Spar, the convenience retailer, can withstand growing competition from the UK's major multiples through the company's "connection" with local communities, the head of its global operations has claimed.
10 July 2009
Spar UK has announced plans to relaunch its entire own-label range in a bid to create a “point of difference” between the convenience operator and its competitors.
5 June 2009
UK convenience retailer Spar has opened its flagship Eurospar store in Broomhill, Sheffield, the company confirmed to just-food today (5 June).
13 May 2009
Spar has extended an athletics sponsorship in the UK as the retailer looks to cement its ties to the sport in the run-up to the London Olympics.
21 January 2009
Spar is to extend its supermarket format Eurospar into mainland UK with the acquisition of 11 stores from fellow retailer Somerfield.