Forecourt Trader Awards 2018

September 17, 2018

The Forecourt Trader Awards 2018, took place on Thursday 13 September at the London Hilton on Park Lane. This event is the most prestigious event in the UK petrol retailing industry calendar and provides a wonderful stage for acknowledging and rewarding the skills and achievements in the sector and to all those who contribute to it.

We are delighted to share with you that James Hall & Co. won both of the awards available to us for the North of England. G&E Threshf ... [Read More]

16th Annual Midsummer Bash!

September 12, 2018

This year’s Midsummer Bash took place on Saturday 7th July. Every year Diane Blades, owner of SPAR Hawes, organises this Rock/Pop open air festival to raise money for a number of charities. This year around 1000 people gathered at Hawes Community Field to enjoy an evening of music, food, drinks and camping. All money raised went to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, local charities and an amazing £1784 was donated to Marie Curie!

WIN a year's worth of wine

September 5, 2018

How to win:

Purchase the wine, then tweet a photo of yourself with the bottle in or outside the SPAR store to @SPARDSAP.

Choose from McGuigan Black Label Blended Red or McGuigan Black Label Sauvignon Blanc. The photo must include the bottle of wine and the SPAR logo to qualify. A year's quantity is 9 cases x 6 bottles, which is based on the Governments Weekly Alcohol Unit Consumption Guidelines. 

The competition runs ... [Read More]

SPAR UK launches nationwide SPARbecue campaign

August 14, 2018

With over 2,600 stores, SPAR has been serving local communities across the country for over 60 years.

In an effort to amplify its successful range of own label products – many of which are award-winning, the retailer has broken new ground with a mass ’SPARbecue’ initiative – 500 parties taking place simultaneously across the entire UK to showcase the brand’s range of fresh food, wine and barbecue essentials.

The ‘SPARbecues’ are hosted by customers in their own h ... [Read More]

Lancashire sports stars shine at SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals

July 30, 2018

Youngsters from schools across Lancashire stormed to success at this year’s SPAR Lancashire School Games County finals, clinching a total of 55 medals.

More than 2,000 pupils from 15 districts took part in the largest youth sporting event across Lancashire, in a bid to be crowned county champions in 16 sports following months of qualifying competitions. This year pupils enjoyed battling it out in glorious sunshine at Stanley Park in Blackpool.

The title of overall county cha ... [Read More]

SPAR announced as an official partner of 2018 European Championships in Glasgow and Berlin

July 17, 2018

SPAR International has been announced as an Official Partner of the 2018 European Championships from 2-12 August taking place in Glasgow and Berlin this year.


SPAR, already the principal sponsor for the European Athletics Championships being staged by co-host Berlin, becomes the exclusive cross-Championships sponsor in Glasgow. As a principal sponsor in both locations, SPAR continues to build on its promotion of health and wellness through activations supporting the Champio ... [Read More]

Marie Curie Guild Wheel Walk

June 15, 2018

Employees of James Hall & Co. Ltd., G & E Murgatroyd, GAP Convenience Distribution, Clayton Park Bakery, Fazila Foods their friends and families along with SPAR Retailers from the Northern Guild joined together on Saturday 9th June 2018 to walk (& cycle) the 21 mile Guild Wheel in aid of SPAR’s charity partner Marie Curie. 40 walkers and 11 cyclists set off from James Hall just after 9am on Saturday morning. We are delighted by the number of people who took on the cha ... [Read More]

British Athletics Partner SPAR to Boost Community Sport With ‘The People’s Podium’

May 21, 2018

SPAR, the UK’s leading independent convenience group and partner of British Athletics, launched a new campaign designed to support community sport across the United Kingdom. ‘The People’s Podium’ will see SPAR celebrate a selection of incredible local community sport heroes and provide £18,000 of funding for their projects.

Members of the public can now nominate individuals that they think deserve recognition. To nominate someone supporting sport in the community for a place ... [Read More]

HIM Awards 2018

May 10, 2018

Wednesday 9th May was the 16th Annual HIM Awards (formally known as the CTP Awards), this is one of the most prestigious events in the convenience industry calendar and is the only awards with a judging panel of 20,000 shoppers and retailers across the UK.

The night was a great success for both James Hall & SPAR UK, with three awards won in total.

We are delighted to share with you that James Hall & Co. won the fantastic accolade of “The Shopper’s Favourite Fresh C ... [Read More]

SPAR-sponsored road cyclists join Tour de Yorkshire race!

May 4, 2018

SPAR UK is showing its commitment to promoting active lifestyles and healthy nutrition with its fantastic sports sponsorship in the UK and worldwide.

The latest in the symbol group’s exciting run of activity is SPAR International’s sponsorship of the UCI World Tour cycling team, Team Dimension Data.

The 2018 event is the premier men's elite road cycling tour, comprising 37 cycling events around the world.

This includes joining the upcoming four-day long Tour de Yor ... [Read More]