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UK: Seasonality, ingredients, events "key for NPD success"

21 May 2014

Food manufacturers looking for retail support for new products need to consider seasonality, on-trend ingredients and events when pitching to buyers, an industry conference has heard.

UK: OFT looks into One Stop's Alfred Jones c-store buy

23 Jul 2013

The UK's Office of Fair Trading is studying One Stop's planned acquisition of 33 outlets from Spar operator Alfred Jones.

UK: Tesco's One Stop chain to buy stores from Spar operator Alfred Jones

8 Jul 2013

One Stop, Tesco's UK c-store chain, is to snap up 33 outlets from Spar operator Alfred Jones.

UK: Co-op exec Taylor to join Spar's UK arm

24 Jul 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.

UK: Blakemore Trade Partners appoints Marwood as MD

8 Nov 2011

Blakemore Trade Partners, a unit of AF Blakemore & Son has appointed Jerry Marwood as managing director.

UK: CJ Lang and Son in talks to buy fellow Scottish Spar retailer

5 Apr 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.

UK: Spar sees growth in fresh and private label

3 Sep 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.

UK: Spar boss confident in UK convenience battle

27 Jul 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.

UK: Spar relaunches own-label range

10 Jul 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.

UK: Spar opens flagship Eurospar store

5 Jun 2009

UK convenience retailer Spar has opened its flagship Eurospar store in Broomhill, Sheffield, the company confirmed to just-food today (5 June).

UK: Spar extends athletics tie-up

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.

UK: Spar to extend Eurospar after Somerfield deal

21 Jan 2009

Spar is to extend its supermarket format Eurospar into mainland UK with the acquisition of 11 stores from fellow retailer Somerfield.

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