Celebrating the official launch of the SPAR Lancashire School Games 2019

February 19, 2019

James Hall & Co is delighted to announce its thirteenth year of sponsorship for the SPAR Lancashire School Games, helping to promote healthy and active lifestyles across the county.

Officially launched through a special VIP event on the 14th February 2019, James Hall & Co welcomed 120 special guests to its SPAR distribution centre in Preston, treating guests to a tour of the company’s impressive 35,000 sq metre warehouse and production areas; inspirational talks f ... [Read More]

New Veggie & Vegan Range

February 11, 2019

James Hall & Co has launched a delicious new food-to-go range for vegans and vegetarians, available in-store from 14th February 2019.

The distinctive new range of sandwiches and wraps are certified as vegan or vegetarian and feature a variety of plant-based and dairy ingredients in six delicious flavours.

The range has been developed under James Hall’s Great Northern Sandwich brand and includes flavours from across the world; Simply the Pest-O; Goaty McGoat C ... [Read More]

New Apprenticeships Launched at James Hall

January 30, 2019

James Hall & Co is championing traditional trades by introducing a number of new apprenticeship schemes, aimed at introducing local people to careers that they may not have previously considered.

The Company will now offer Apprenticeships in Craft Butchery, Craft Bakery, Supply Chain Operations, Engineering and HGV Driving.

Founded in 1863, James Hall & Co serves over 640 SPAR stores across the North of England and employs staff across a number of departments includin ... [Read More]

Launch of Four Limited Edition Flavours

January 23, 2019

James Hall & Co has launched of a range of delicious, limited edition sandwiches for 2019.

The Lancashire based, family business will release four limited flavours across the year with the first sandwich – Beef and Horseradish – available in-store now and released under the company’s Great Northern Sandwich Company brand.

Using traditional British flavours in celebration of St George’s Day on the 23rd April, the limited edition Beef and Horseradish sand ... [Read More]

SPAR Oswaldtwistle’s Christmas Triumph

January 14, 2019

Staff from SPAR Oswaldtwistle caught the attention of their local newspaper and radio station after their ‘12 deals of Christmas’ Facebook video went viral, reaching over 47k people. The video, which featured staff from the store singing their own version of the classic Christmas song ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ and featured the variety of products the on offer over the Christmas period, was shared 504 times and generated 425 comments.

Check out the video below: 

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Staff from across James Hall & Co have enjoyed a busy festive fundraising period, raising £16,701.41 for Marie Curie during the Christmas season.

January 11, 2019

G&E Murgatroyd stores raised a whopping £15,558 over their nominated ‘Sparkle’ weekend with a number of in-store events, raffles, tastings and fancy dress days, and staff from Bowland View raised £1113.41 through the Kettle House raffle, festive bingo and Christmas jumper day. Thank you to all who helped organise these events and those who took part – this now brings our Marie Curie 2018 total to a whopping £94,274!

During the festive period, James Hall & Co also supp ... [Read More]

SPAR Kirkby Stephen opens its doors

December 17, 2018

James Hall & Co has celebrated the launch of its 118th company owned store, SPAR G&E Murgatroyd Kirkby Stephen.

Situated in the picturesque Cumbrian market town of Kirkby Stephen, the new store boasts James Hall’s latest food-to-go offering, Clayton Park Deli which was created to meet customer demands for delicious food-to-go items.

Supplied by James Hall’s company owned bakery, Clayton Park Bakery, the Clayton Park Deli counter offers customers a varie ... [Read More]

SPAR wholesaler leads innovative scheme to reduce plastic waste by 40%

December 14, 2018

James Hall & Co, SPAR UK wholesaler for the North of England, has launched a scheme to help increase the sustainability of their stores by reducing the amount of unnecessary plastic waste on the shop floor.

James Hall developed the scheme in partnership with Concept Data Display Ltd, working to address the issue of plastic waste created by in-store ticket rails.

Dave Saunders, Sales Director of Concept Data Display Ltd explained: “Ticket rails are still one of our bigges ... [Read More]

James Hall supports the Lancashire Wildlife Trust Volunteers’ Christmas lunch

December 11, 2018

James Hall & Co have provided a three course celebratory Christmas lunch to help say thank you to 100 local volunteers who regularly give their time to help protect wildlife throughout the county.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust held their volunteers' Christmas lunch at Brockholes Nature Reserve, which is located only a few miles from James Hall’s distribution centre, Bowland View.

The SPAR UK wholesaler for the North of England treated volunteers to a three course meal co ... [Read More]

£1million re-vamp for SPAR forecourt

November 28, 2018

SPAR Victoria Service Station, located on the outskirts of Leeds, has been relaunched after a £1million re-vamp of its filling station and food store.

Owned by the Patel family for 25 years, the store’s re-investment programme was led by James Hall & Co, SPAR UK’s distributor for the North of England.

Owner Dilawer Husen Patel said: “The aim of the re-launch was to meet customer demands for a fast food offering whilst also refreshing our community store for local re ... [Read More]