Our businesses

G&E Murgatroyd

James Hall & Co.’s company owned stores division is known as G&E Murgatroyd, which was created in the early 1990s and has grown today to include 119 convenience stores across the North of England. Serving over 26 million customers a year, our estate of stores includes 29 petrol forecourts, 10 Post Offices and 2 Post Office Local branches.

The Great Northern Sandwich Company

We launched our sandwich business in 2009. Today, we produce an extensive range of high quality sandwiches and wraps, supplying over 100,000 sandwiches per week to over 600 stores. Our sandwiches are produced to order and delivered daily.

Clayton Park Bakery

In January 2011, we acquired Clayton Park, an award winning bakery based in Accrington. The SALSA accredited bakery produces over 27 million products a year and demand has led to the need for expansion into a second factory, which now bakes bread and cakes. As well as providing a wide range of products for our SPAR stores, Clayton Park also supply pies to football clubs in all four English leagues in the North West including Liverpool, Everton, Oldham Athletic, Rochdale, Preston North End and Accrington Stanley.


G.A.P Convenience Distribution Ltd. provides a complete non-food solution. Products include car care and barbecue, as well as greetings cards, gift wrap and stationery, all of which are supported by an in-store merchandising service.

The company also has an internet division trading online as Straight2You, selling a range of toys, games and clothing.

Since becoming part of James Hall & Co., G.A.P have relocated to a brand new, purpose built, office and warehouse based at Bowland View, Preston.

G.A.P Convenience Distribution is a member of Landmark.


Established in 1999 and based in Bolton, Fazilas are a family run company that has grown progressively since moving to new purpose-built premises in 2007.

Fazilas continue to create, develop and manufacture a range of ethnic foods from traditional Asian cuisine to modern fusion, blending tastes and flavours from various cultures to create exciting new lines, showing us every walk of life!


North East Convenience Stores are a group of stores owned by James Hall & Co. based in the North East of England.

All our Stores are located in the North of England, from as far North as Blyth in Northumberland to as far south as Saltburn-by-the-Sea. All our stores offer convenient opening hours, friendly staff, a wide range of grocery and alcoholic goods and various services to make your life easier!