SPAR launch new partnership with Burnley Community Kitchen

May 15, 2019

James Hall & Co., SPAR UK wholesaler for the North of England, have launched a new initiative with Burnley Community Kitchen, enabling SPAR customers to support their local foodbank by collecting donations in ten SPAR stores across Burnley, Accrington and Pendle.

In addition to collecting in-store donations, James Hall & Co.’s company owned bakery, Clayton Park, is also donating weekly surplus stock to the charity, providing much needed bakery products for the charity’s re ... [Read More]

Celebrating International Nurses Day

May 10, 2019

James Hall & Co, SPAR UK wholesaler for the North of England, have delivered hundreds of treats to the Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford to say a personal thank you to its staff in celebration of International Nurses Day on Sunday 12th May.

Independent SPAR retailers Rocky Leach and Ay and Y Patel, who both own SPAR stores within the Bradford area visited the hospice on Maudsley Street to hand deliver hampers of goodies such as SPAR branded tea, coffee and biscuits to keep ... [Read More]

SPAR UK wholesaler for the North of England extends vegetarian offering

April 25, 2019

After the success of their new vegan and vegetarian range, James Hall & Co (SPAR UK wholesaler for the North of England), have extended their plant based food-to-go offering with the addition of two delicious new salads.

With quirky names and cheerful packaging, Somewhere over the Grainbow and Hey Mambo Italiano, have been designed to meet increased customer demand for plant based food-to-go options.

Both products are being launched under James Hall & ... [Read More]

Patryk’s fight for Marie Curie

April 25, 2019

Patryk Janik from the Sandwich division is risking bruises and a black eye by taking part in a White Collar Boxing event, to raise money for Marie Curie.

Taking place on the 26th May 2019, White Collar Boxing is a sporting event that allows individuals with no prior boxing experience to train for 8 weeks and take part in a sponsored boxing match, which will be held at Preston’s Evoque Nightclub on the 26th May. If you’d like to support Patryk and raise money for Marie C ... [Read More]

Benidorm charity rally in memory of Oscar and Megan

April 11, 2019

James Hall & Co are delighted to be supporting SPAR Hills in their charity rally challenge, Benidorm Bangerz, in special memory of family member, Megan Pryde, who lost her battle to bowel cancer, aged 19 years old.

The Hills family own 12 SPAR stores within the North West of England, including Coniston, Carlisle, Ambleside and Penrith.


A group of close friends from SPAR Hills are taking part in a European charity rally, raising money for two children’s cancer ... [Read More]

Making a splash at the SPAR Lancashire School Games

April 9, 2019

The SPAR Lancashire School Games annual disability swimming gala took place on Tuesday 2nd April at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, bringing together 15 special educational schools from across the county.

Over 150 pupils took part, all requiring additional learning support and aged between 11 and 18 years. Races were tailored accordingly to ability and age, with additional inclusion events such as push and glide, ball relay and races with arm bands taking place in the small pool, ... [Read More]

Promoting active lifestyles across Lancashire

April 9, 2019

The SPAR Lancashire School Games has become one of the largest youth sporting events in the county, with 94,000 Lancashire school children participating in last year’s competition alone.

Aimed at encouraging children and young people to take part in regular physical activity, the SPAR Lancashire School Games take place over a six month period, with winners of Level 2 events going forward to represent their schools and districts in Level 3 games at the county finals in July.

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James Hall & Co raise £11,000 for Marie Curie during Go Yellow Week!

April 8, 2019

Staff at James Hall & Co have been busy wearing sunshine yellow in aid of Marie Curie, raising over £11,000 through a dedicated ‘Go Yellow’ week.


James Hall & Co’s company owned stores, SPAR G & E Murgatroyd, raised over £11,000 by organising cake sales, raffles and selling Marie Curie daffodil pin badges in-store. Staff from James Hall & Co’s Preston depot also got involved, wearing yellow items of clothing, contributing to a swear jar and guessin ... [Read More]

Katie’s Cystic Fibrosis Marathon Challenge

April 3, 2019

James Hall & Co employee, Katie Gaffing is lacing up her running shoes in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, refusing to let her own diagnosis of the genetic condition stop her from completing April’s London Marathon.

Running for the charity, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Katie also suffers from diabetes and has the added challenge of keeping her blood sugar levels consistent throughout training, keeping sweets in her pockets for when her blood sugar levels start to dip.

Katie said: “Cy ... [Read More]

SPAR refurb brings 10 new jobs and local butcher to Leyland

April 1, 2019

SPAR Broadfield Drive has partnered with local butcher Mark Mercer to open a brand new butchery counter as part of the store’s impressive £300k facelift.

Opened in 1973, SPAR Broadfield Drive has been owned by the Hunt family for nearly 50 years and thanks to a full refurbishment, now features a ‘Mercer’s Traditional Meat’ butchery concession; a Daily Deli offering delicious hot food-to-go; Frankie coffee machine and an improved, extended product range.  

Longton bo ... [Read More]