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]

James Hall lead SPAR Retailer four day study tour

November 27, 2018

James Hall & Co, SPAR UK wholesaler for the North of England have been sharing inspiration and best practice across their retail portfolio during a four day SPAR Retailer Study Tour.

Showcasing a variety of both SPAR G&E Murgatroyd company owned stores and independent SPAR stores across the North of England, 150 SPAR retailers and store managers attended the programme, visiting 21 stores from four geographical areas including Preston; Durham; Southport and Manchester.

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James Hall stores raise £24,000 for Marie Curie after a busy Halloween period

November 19, 2018

James Hall stores raise £24,000 for Marie Curie after a busy Halloween period.

Ghosts, witches and pumpkins took over 117 SPAR G&E Murgatroyd company owned stores for Halloween, hosting in-store treasure hunts, hair-raising raffles; ghostly cupcake sales and awesome art competitions.

Forming part of SPAR UK’s Spooktacular campaign, stores across James Hall’s retail portfolio partnered with local primary schools and businesses to deliver engaging community activities, ... [Read More]

SPAR Brand Warms up Autumn Evenings with Hearty Soups

November 15, 2018

SPAR is helping shoppers keep toasty this autumn with the launch of a brand new range of soups in bestselling flavours.

With an RSP of £1.80, the soups are available in the top three market flavours in an ideal single serve 400g pot format.

The SPAR Brand soup range comprises:

  • SPAR Tomato and Basil Soup
  • SPAR Vegetable Soup
  • SPAR Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Joanne Cramer, SPAR UK Senior Brand Manager ... [Read More]

SPAR UK Revamps Water Range in a Bid to Tackle Pollution

November 9, 2018

SPAR is proud to announce its Silverbrook Falls Water bottle is now made of up to 51% recycled plastic – an innovation that shows the symbol group’s dedication to being an environmentally responsible retailer.

A first for the convenience market, SPAR’s eight-strong still and sparkling water range has been revamped with a new label design to provide a fresh and contemporary look, whilst also communicating the recycled plastic content in a bid to tackle single-use plastics.

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SPAR Brand Spices Up Evening Meals With Tex Mex Launch

November 5, 2018

SPAR is turning up the heat in the evening meals market with the launch of a brand new Tex Mex-inspired range.

SPAR Brand will tap the current trend for American-style food in the UK, with the launch of four new exciting products and an upgrade to one existing product.

The range will consist of a selection of main and side dishes, which can be combined to create a perfect Americana meal.

The SPAR Brand Tex-Mex range comprises:

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]