James Hall kick-off SPAR Lancashire School Games

March 6, 2018

The countdown to the largest youth sporting event in the county has officially begun after pupils from across Lancashire celebrated the launch of this year’s SPAR Lancashire School Games at a fun-filled event.

Pupils from nine schools across the county gathered at Preston-based James Hall & Company Ltd in preparation for months of sporting competitions alongside the school games mascot, the Lancashire Lion, while pupils were also treated to an inspirational speech from Team GB r ... [Read More]

SPAR Announced as National Partner For IAAF World Indoor Championships

February 27, 2018

SPAR has been announced as a National Partner for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018. As part of the agreement SPAR will provide the workforce and volunteers with packed meals and will also supply SPAR own label wine at the hospitality events associated with the Championships.

SPAR joins Birmingham Airport as a National Partner for the Championships, which will be held at Arena Birmingham from the 1 to 4 March.  The Championships will be the biggest indoor sports eve ... [Read More]

Convenience Retail Awards 2018

January 31, 2018

We are delighted to see a number of our SPAR stores shortlisted for this year’s Convenience Retail Awards!

With the convenience retail sector thriving and the sector forecast to grow by 11.7% in the next five years, the Convenience Retail Awards are a unique opportunity to share the amazing work achieved by retailers who go the extra mile to help their local communities. They reward the outstanding effort, determination and suc ... [Read More]

SPAR Major Sponsor British & NI Athletics Through Tokyo 2020

January 18, 2018

Today we are delighted to announce a three-year sponsorship deal with British Athletics that will see SPAR offer wide-ranging support to British Athletics through to the end of 2020.

As part of the agreement, SPAR will become the Title Partner of the British Athletics Indoor Championships for the next three years with the 2018 edition heading back to Birmingham in just over a month, February 17-18.

SPAR will also act as Events Partner to the end of 2020 to include t ... [Read More]

SPAR welcomes retailers to the UK’s strongest symbol group

November 28, 2017

SPAR is set to welcome independent retailers from across the country to the most stable and successful symbol group in the UK, following its focus on recruiting new convenience stores and forecourts in recent months.

SPAR UK’s sales teams have bolstered their recruitment efforts over the past three months and, thanks to the group’s exceptional logistics and planning, are now sealing the deal by bringing a large number of retailers to SPAR.

Retailers can be expecting to hea ... [Read More]

Christmas Food to Order

November 13, 2017

Take the hassle out of Christmas - Simply order your Christmas groceries in advance and collect from your local SPAR.

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Marie Curie Newsletter

November 9, 2017

60 Years of SPAR

October 17, 2017


On Friday 13th & Saturday 14th October we celebrated 60 Years of SPAR in the UK. The celebrations started at All Star Lanes in Manchester on Friday night. James Hall staff and retailers got together for food, drinks, bowling and karaoke! 

On Saturday afternoon we all made our way to Manchester Central with the entire SPAR UK family. The entrance to the event was a time machine, so we could look back at memories from the last 60 years. There was al ... [Read More]

Scafell Pike Hike Raises More Funds For Marie Curie

September 28, 2017

So far we have raised over £29,000 for Marie Curie. This fantastic amount has been raised through cake sales, the Daffodil Appeal in March, dress down days, donations on sandwiches and the most recent event, Scafell Pike, which raised an amazing £875!

Members of staff from James Hall and some of our retailers climbed the highest mountain in England on Saturday 9th September.

The trek covered 9 miles, ascended over 3,200ft and took approximately six hours to complete. Well do ... [Read More]

SPAR Far Challenge

September 14, 2017

Everybody at James Hall had a great time taking part in the SPAR Far challenge. Take a look at some of our pictures below!