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SPAR MD Louise Hoste Announced as New Chair of ACS

The Association of Convenience Stores has announced the appointment of SPAR Managing Director Louise Hoste as its new chair from November, with award winning independent retailer Ramesh Shingadia continuing in the role of vice chair.  Louise Hoste will succeed Central...

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Celebrating producing 60,000,000 sandwiches!

Since launching in 2009, The Great Northern Sandwich Company are celebrating a sandwich milestone, after producing over 60,000,000 sandwiches! The Great Northern Sandwich Company produce an extensive range of high quality sandwiches and wraps, supplying over 100,000...

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Why SPAR? Howie Flynn

SPAR Retailer Howie Flynn talks about how after 33 years of running his retail business he decided to join SPAR. Howie discusses how easy the transition was, the growth in sales due to the change and how he would recommend anyone to join SPAR and James hall & Co....

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Why SPAR? SPAR Kexborough

Clare Hale who recently won the 2020 Retail Industry Award for Independent Store Manager Of The Year talks to us about customer service, the importance of team work, how to overcome challenges and what makes SPAR different to our competitors.  Watch the below video to...

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Why SPAR? SPAR Long Riston

Take a look at why the Blake family decided to join SPAR and how Oliver and the team at Long Riston have found it so far. Oliver explains how the store was a last resort for customers, but since working with the team at James Hall & joining SPAR, they are now a...

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Why SPAR? Bhav Parekh

SPAR Retailer Bhav Parekh talks about his experience over the last 4 years with SPAR and James Hall & Co. Highlighting how service level, availability and the support we provide has helped him grow his business. Take a look at the below video to find out more...

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G&E Murgatroyd SPAR raise £13k for Marie Curie

G&E Murgatroyd, James Hall & Co.’s company owned stores division, is celebrating having raised over £13,000 for Marie Curie's annual Blooming Great Tea Party event. Raised through a combination of fundraising activities including raffles, cake sales, car...

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New butchery and deli offering for SPAR Alston

SPAR Alston has benefited from a store refurbishment and the addition of new facilities including a butchery counter and fresh deli offering. Serving the village since 2012, the forecourt site has remained open during the refurbishment, launching its newest facilities...

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