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Win a collection of Award Winning SPAR Wine worth £50!!!!

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Latest News - Appleby Westward

Latest News - Appleby Westward

Mothers Day

Treat your mum on Mothers Day

Treat your mum on Mothers Day

SPAR 'There for you' on Mothers Day Pop into your local SPAR to treat your mum this Mothering Sunday.

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SPAR There For You

Pancake Day

Pancake Day

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Win a collection of Award Winning SPAR Wine worth £50!!!!

Award winning wine worth £50

Award winning wine worth £50

Don't miss out on a chance to win a collection of award winning wine worth £50! in the Daily Express (from Mon 13th Feb - Weds 15th), and also featured in the OK Magazine (Tues 14th Feb).

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Valentines with SPAR

SPAR There for you!

SPAR There for you!

Visit your local SPAR for some great deals for Valentines.

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Hot Cross Buns

Tasty Hot Cross Buns @ SPAR Read of Yetminster!

Tasty Hot Cross Buns @ SPAR Read of Yetminster!

Its Hot Cross Bun time at SPAR Read Yetminster! pop into your local SPAR to grab yourself a great deal.

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

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Big Brand Sale

SPAR BIG BRAND SALE

SPAR BIG BRAND SALE

Pop into your local SPAR for some great deals on Big Brands.

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SPAR Touraine

The Wright Stuff

The Wright Stuff

SPAR Touraine – showcased on The Wright Stuff Monday 12th December.

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Muscadet

Jane MacQuitty Best of Wines

Jane MacQuitty Best of Wines

In the build up to Christmas, highly influential journalist Jane MacQuitty featured two SPAR brand wines in The Times.

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Festive theme

Christmas Display at Burnham on Sea

Christmas Display at Burnham on Sea

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Mince Pies 2016

Award Winning Mince Pies

Award Winning Mince Pies

Magnificent success! SPAR Luxury Mince Pies shine in @GHmagazine taste test with a "moreish Christmassy pie"! http://www.

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Yeovil Shop & Win Winner

Yeovil Shop & Win Winner

Yeovil Shop & Win Winner

Congratulations #lucky customer.

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Alphington Shop & Win Winner

Shop & Win Winner - Apple Watch

Shop & Win Winner - Apple Watch

Congratulations #lucky customer.

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Maiden Newton Shop & Win Winner

Shop & Win Winner - Ipad Air

Shop & Win Winner - Ipad Air

Congratulations #lucky customer.

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British Fireworks Championships

British Fireworks Championships

British Fireworks Championships

Don't miss the annual British Firework Championships on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th, when the night sky above Plymouth Hoe will light up as six of the country’s top pyrotechnic companies battle it out for the coveted title.

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Terms & Conditions

Guess the price of whats in the basket

Guess the price of whats in the basket

Guess the Price of What’s in the Basket 2016 RULES 1.

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We are on the Radio

Heart FM and Spire FM

Heart FM and Spire FM

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Wimbledon

2016

2016

Enjoy #Wimbledon 2016 in style with @SPARintheUK deals https://www.

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Redevelopment of SPAR forecourt

Redevelopment of SPAR forecourt

Redevelopment of SPAR forecourt

A redevelopment of a SPAR forecourt store in East Devon has delighted customers who have praised its new look and more relaxed, spacious environment.

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IN STORE POST OFFICE BENEFITS LOCAL COMMUNITY

IN STORE POST OFFICE BENEFITS LOCAL COMMUNITY

IN STORE POST OFFICE BENEFITS LOCAL COMMUNITY

IN STORE POST OFFICE BENEFITS LOCAL COMMUNITY Journeys to nearby towns and villages for Post Office and banking services have become a thing of the past for residents in Boscastle, North Cornwall after their local SPAR store came to the rescue.

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Fathers Day

Fathers Day Display

Fathers Day Display

June is here which can only mean one thing Fathers Day 19th June.

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Shop & Win

Chance to win Prizes

Chance to win Prizes

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Hunnyhill Installs Post Office Services

Post Office Services

Post Office Services

Hunnyhill Stores Group which operates 13 SPAR stores on the Isle of Wight is installing Post Office Services in a number of its stores.

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FATHER AND SON SWITCH TO SPAR

Clements switch to SPAR

Clements switch to SPAR

Father and son Barrie and Jason Clements have switched their former Londis forecourt store in Cornwall to SPAR - and have plans for further development in the long term.

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BOSCASTLE STORE INSTALLS HEART MACHINE FOR COMMUNITY

Boscastle store installs heart machine

Boscastle store installs heart machine

A heart defibrillator has been installed in the local SPAR store in Boscastle for the benefit of the local community by HeartSafe ®, the UK's leading provider of public access defibrillators.

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MAJOR EXPANSION PROJECT FOR FORECOURT STORE COMPLETED

Winford expansion

Winford expansion

A major £300,000 expansion project at a SPAR forecourt store near Bristol Airport has been completed following a co-investment scheme between owner Justin Taylor and Appleby Westward.

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DI RAISES FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH

£488.50 Raised for Macmillan Cancer Support

£488.50 Raised for Macmillan Cancer Support

Appleby Westward's Di Daniels has thanked friends and colleagues for their support in helping her raise £488.

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SPAR BRAND KEY TO STORES MOVE

The strength of the SPAR brand was a key factor in the decision by a Cornish company to switch symbol groups for its two convenience stores in Falmouth and Truro.

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LIZ RAISES OVER £1,000 FOR ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY

First Half Marathon For Liz

First Half Marathon For Liz

Appleby Westward's Liz Coad took part in her first half marathon recently - and raised £1,041 for the Alzheimer's Society in the process.

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HUNNYHILL SUPPORT LOCAL DOG SHOW

Ventnor Carnival "Scruffs" Dog Show

Ventnor Carnival

The Hunnyhill Group, which operates SPAR stores throughout the Isle of Wight, sponsored the Ventnor Carnival "Scruffs" Dog Show, held at the local park.

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LAUNCH DAY FOR NEW SPAR FORECOURT STORE

Free Cups Of Coffee & Tasters For Customers

Free Cups Of Coffee & Tasters For Customers

Customers enjoyed themselves at a community launch day to mark the switchover to SPAR for a Plympton forecourt store.

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ARTISTIC GYMNAST KELLY UNVEILS NEW LOOK STORE

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Kelly Simm

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Kelly Simm

British artistic gymnast Kelly Simm was on hand to perform the honours when a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the introduction of a Post Office Plus service at a SPAR store and pharmacy in Hampshire.

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STORE PAIR RAISE FUNDS FOR HEART CHARITY

Home Learning Pays Off For Becki

Home Learning Pays Off For Becki

Two women from a SPAR store in Hampshire have raised £2,253.

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APPLEBY WESTWARD SUPPORT LOCAL BOYS TEAM

Meet The Real Saltash Under 11's Football Team

Meet The Real Saltash Under 11's Football Team

Meet the Real Saltash Under 11's football team, resplendent in their SPAR team kits for the 2015-16 football season at the Saltmill Park, Saltash ground The team is run by Sonny Fortin, a warehouse operative at Appleby Westward, who said: "I'm grateful to Appleby Westward for sponsoring the boys with some smart SPAR kits for the season.

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NEW JOBS CREATED AS MP OPENS SPAR STORE

SPAR Store Opens In Martock

SPAR Store Opens In Martock

Up to 12 new jobs have been created with the opening of a new SPAR store in Martock, Somerset.

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ROSIE ABSEILS FOR CHARITY

Manager with the Hunnyhill Stores Group Raises Money For Age UK

Manager with the Hunnyhill Stores Group Raises Money For Age UK

Rosie Knight, a manager with the Hunnyhill Stores Group on the Isle of Wight, abseiled down the iconic Spinnaker tower in Portsmouth to raise money for charity.

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ERIC QUADRUPLES SIZE OF STORE

Eric Eveleigh Quadrupled His Forecourt Store

Eric Eveleigh Quadrupled His Forecourt Store

SPAR retailer Eric Eveleigh has more than quadrupled the size of his forecourt store at Exminster near Exeter, resulting in a huge uplift in business, especially now the summer holiday season has got underway.

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TIM INVESTS IN NEW BARNSTAPLE STORE

Co-investment In The Redevelopment Of Boutport Street Store

Co-investment In The Redevelopment Of Boutport Street Store

Retailer Tim Roberts has opened a new store in the centre of Barnstaple, ten years after he acquired his first SPAR store in the town.

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CALLINGTON REDEVELOPMENT CREATES FLAGSHIP SPAR STORE

SPAR South West Flagship Store

SPAR South West Flagship Store

A major redevelopment of the SPAR convenience store in Fore Street, Callington has created a flagship store in the south west for operators Gillett's Callington Ltd.

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NEWSAGENCY BECOMES SPAR STORE

Store Re Opens in Boscastle

Store Re Opens in Boscastle

A former newsagents shop in Boscastle, North Cornwall has been re-opened as a SPAR store following a joint investment project involving the owners and Appleby Westward.

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COUPLE TAKE OVER VILLAGE STORE AND POST OFFICE

Refurbished From Top To Bottom. A New SPAR Store Opens In Yetminster

Refurbished From Top To Bottom. A New SPAR Store Opens In Yetminster

Local couple Tony and Karen Read have taken over the village shop in Yetminster, Dorset which has been closed for the last year, re-opening it as a SPAR store and Post Office.

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STUDENTS PRAISE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Two Managers From Appleby Westward Present To Students At Plymouth City College

Two Managers From Appleby Westward Present To Students At Plymouth City College

Students at City College Plymouth have been full of praise after two managers from Appleby Westward gave them an insight into the role of an in store merchandiser.

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HUNNYHILL RAISING FUNDS FOR LOCAL POOL

Pancake Day Event Proves To Be A Success

Pancake Day Event Proves To Be A Success

Isle of Wight SPAR stores operator, Hunnyhill Stores Group, has been fundraising again for a local good cause on the island.

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CUSTOMERS PRAISE NEW FORECOURT STORE DEVELOPMENT

Store Sees Uplift In Fresh Food Sales

Store Sees Uplift In Fresh Food Sales

Customers have been full of praise for the transformation of a SPAR forecourt store following a £100,000 co-investment development scheme carried out by the owners and Appleby Westward.

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POST OFFICE LOCAL COMES TO MUSBURY GARAGE SPAR STORE

Store Maintain Essential Service To The Village

Store Maintain Essential Service To The Village

The Musbury Garage SPAR forecourt store near Axminster has introduced a Post Office local service, providing a welcome boost for the area.

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THREE BROTHERS BENEFIT FROM MOVE TO SPAR

"We Are Delighted We Moved To SPAR"

Brothers Tony, Adrian and Nigel Parker have brought their three convenience stores under the SPAR umbrella – and are delighted to join the country’s biggest symbol group.

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MAJOR MAKEOVER FOR DEVON STORE

A New Lease of Life for Dartmoor Store

A New Lease of Life for Dartmoor Store

A convenience store in a small Devon town on the edge of Dartmoor, which had fallen into disrepair, has been given a complete makeover and re-opened as a modern SPAR store serving the local community.

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Forecourt Moves to SPAR

Somerset Garage Re-Develops

Somerset Garage Re-Develops

Businessman Laurence Haring has moved his forecourt store to SPAR as part of a two-stage redevelopment of his Somerset garage business geared towards meeting the needs of the local community.

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REDEVELOPMENT EXPANDS DORSET STORE

Redevelopment Shows Increase In Sales

Redevelopment Shows Increase In Sales

A redevelopment scheme at a Dorset SPAR store has expanded selling space by one third to enhance the convenience offer for customers.

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STAFF RAISE MORE FUNDS FOR NSPCC

Appleby Westward Raise Over £1,000 for ChildLine

Appleby Westward Raise Over £1,000 for ChildLine

Staff at Appleby Westward have been busy raising funds for ChildLine, a vital service provided by the NSPCC, SPAR’s chosen charity.

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EXETER STORE WINS NATIONAL COMPETITION

Chartman Group Win The Love Where You Live Competition

Chartman Group Win The Love Where You Live Competition

SPAR retailer Clive Sheppard won £500 worth of free stock and a visit from Wrigley’s “Trash Team” to clean up his local area after entering a ‘Love Where You Live’ competition run by Convenience Store magazine and the chewing gum manufacturer.

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WEYMOUTH STORE RAISES FUNDS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL

Mike & Barbara Start Fundraising For A Local Primary School

Mike & Barbara Start Fundraising For A Local Primary School

Weymouth store owners Mike and Barbara Clements are aiming to raise hundreds of pounds for a local primary school with a fundraising initiative on selected products in their shop.

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MAJOR MAKEOVER FOR DEVON STORE

New Gillett Callington Ltd Store Opens In Chudleigh

New Gillett Callington Ltd Store Opens In Chudleigh

A convenience store in a small Devon town on the edge of Dartmoor, which had fallen into disrepair, has been given a complete makeover and re-opened as a modern SPAR store serving the local community.

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SPAR STORE CUSTOMERS RAISE FUNDS FOR NSPCC

£1,000 Raised For ChildLine

£1,000 Raised For ChildLine

Customers at the SPAR store in Albany Road, Falmouth have helped raise £1,000 for the NSPCC through collection tins in the shop.

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STORE SALES BOOST FROM MERCHANDISING PROGRAMME

Cornish Store Enjoy An Uplift In Sales

Cornish Store Enjoy An Uplift In Sales

SPAR stores taking part in a new merchandising programme instigated by Appleby Westward have already seen a positive impact on sales.

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STORE TAKES PART IN CARNIVAL FUN

SPAR Delabole Celebrates It's Annual Carnival

SPAR Delabole Celebrates It's Annual Carnival

Staff at a SPAR store in Delabole made sure the shop played its part when the Cornish village celebrated its annual carnival.

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APPLEBY WESTWARD SPONSORS WINNING TEAMS

Local Darts And Football Teams Benefit From Appleby Westward

Local Darts And Football Teams Benefit From Appleby Westward

Appleby Westward’s sponsorship of the SPAR Saltash table tennis team has paid off after they have won the Division 4 cup and finished runners up in the league.

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FUN DAY MARKS BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY

Winford Road Garage Marks 45 Years

Winford Road Garage Marks 45 Years

Staff and customers joined in the celebrations when a fun day was held to mark the 45th anniversary of Winford Road Garage, near Bristol, which has a SPAR forecourt store.

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QUEENS GARAGE RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER CHARITY

Store Raise Over £1500 For Cancer Research UK

Store Raise Over £1500 For Cancer Research UK

Staff at a Cornish garage and SPAR forecourt store have raised £1,528.

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STORE CELEBRATE TOP MARKS

Goss Store Score 100% In Inspection

Goss Store Score 100% In Inspection

Staff at the SPAR forecourt store at Lapford Cross in Devon are celebrating after scoring top marks in a quality inspection carried out by petrol giants Texaco.

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CONNOLLY SPAR FINDS NEW WAY TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY

SPAR Pewsey Sponsors Local Football Team

SPAR Pewsey Sponsors Local Football Team

Andrew Connolly’s SPAR store situated on North Street, Pewsey has been the principle sponsor of the Pewsey Carnival since 2010.

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WIVELISCOMBE STORE RAISES £200 FOR NSPCC

Anniversary Event Raises Funds For Charity

Anniversary Event Raises Funds For Charity

A fun day at the Wiveliscombe SPAR store has helped raise £200 for the NSPCC.

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HUNNYHILL GROUP SPONSOR ISLAND FESTIVAL

Isle of Wight Faux Fest Sponsored By SPAR

Isle of Wight Faux Fest Sponsored By SPAR

The Hunnyhill Stores Group, which operates 13 SPAR stores on the Isle of Wight, was the major sponsor of a music festival on the island which has raised more than £4,500 for the Donkey Sanctuary in Wroxall.

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SPAR MOVE PAYS OFF FOR FORECOURT STORE

Denman Hordle Sales Increase

Denman Hordle Sales Increase

A New Forest forecourt store has seen a 17% uplift in sales in the first few weeks of trading after transferring its business to SPAR.

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STORE SUPPORTS LOCAL SCHOOL

Summersdale Garage Step In To Help Sports Day

Summersdale Garage Step In To Help Sports Day

Helen Spilsted, who runs the Summersdale Garage at Chichester, stepped in to help with a sports day kit and bottles of SPAR water when the village primary school at Lavant held its annual sports day.

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WILLIAM WINS DAY OUT AT THE OVAL

Westons Cider Prize Won By Store

Westons Cider Prize Won By Store

William LeVaillant, who runs the SPAR Bridgwater Service Station at Dundry, near Bristol, was delighted to win a day out at the Oval for the Test match between England and South Africa.

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WEMBURY BEACH BENEFITS FROM DEDICATED LOCAL COMMUNITY

Appleby Westward Work With Wembury Store To Tidy Beach

Appleby Westward Work With Wembury Store To Tidy Beach

Staff from Gillett’s SPAR Wembury and Appleby Westward teamed up with Rangers from the National Trust to take part in a litter pick.

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SPAR STORE ADDS SUBWAY FRANCHISE

Store Sees Boost In Sales With Addition Of Franchise

Store Sees Boost In Sales With Addition Of Franchise

A Cornwall store has added a Subway franchise to its retail offer.

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AXMINSTER BUSINESSMAN JOINS SPAR GUILD

Julian Rinaldi The Newest Guild Member

Julian Rinaldi The Newest Guild Member

Julian Rinaldi, who owns Musbury Garage near Axminster, has been elected to the Wessex Guild of SPAR.

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SOMERSET STORE OWNERS CELEBRATE 25 YEARS WITH SPAR

The Humphreys Reach Their Silver Anniversary

The Humphreys Reach Their Silver Anniversary

Wiveliscombe store owners Brian and Barbara Humphrey are celebrating 25 years with SPAR.

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OLYMPIC TORCH LIGHTS UP SPAR STORES

Stores Celebrate Arrival Of The Torch

Stores Celebrate Arrival Of The Torch

Several SPAR stores throughout the South West had their fascias lit up by the passing of the Olympic torch – and saw a welcome boost in business along the way.

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APPLEBY WESTWARD SUPPORTS TORCH EVENT

Tidworth Council Hold Olympic Event

Tidworth Council Hold Olympic Event

Appleby Westward stepped in and supplied the wine when Tidworth Council in Wiltshire hosted an evening event after four Olympic torch bearers passed through the town.

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CARNIVAL TIME FOR STORE

Gillett Store Take Part In Upton Carnival

Gillett Store Take Part In Upton Carnival

A SPAR float featured in a local carnival when staff from the store in Upton, near Poole took part in the event, the first time it was held for 14 years.

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VENTNOR STORE HOSTS HEALTHY EATING CAMPAIGN

Local Primary School Visit Store On The Isle Of Wight

Local Primary School Visit Store On The Isle Of Wight

A Ventnor convenience store opened its doors to children from the local primary school as part of a Government-backed initiative to encourage healthy eating.

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2012 APPLEBY GOLF DAY A SUCCESS

Richard Hunt of Hunt's Portway Services Wins For Retailers

Richard Hunt of Hunt's Portway Services Wins For Retailers

Richard Hunt was our winning Retailer at the 2012 Appleby Westward Golf Day, staged over the challenging Jack Nicklaus Course at the St Mellion International Resort on Wednesday 4th July.

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APPLEBY WESTWARD STRENGTHENS SUPPORT TEAMS

Merchandising & Recruitment Hire New Staff

Merchandising & Recruitment Hire New Staff

Appleby Westward has strengthened its merchandising and store recruitment teams with some new appointments.

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RE-MERCHANDISING EXERCISE LIFTS STORE

Dramatic Uplift In Sales After Re-Merchandising

Dramatic Uplift In Sales After Re-Merchandising

A re-merchandising scheme at a Devon forecourt SPAR shop has seen a dramatic uplift in sales in some categories and helped reinvigorate the store.

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NICK PEDALS 900 MILES FOR CHARITY

Sales & Marketing Director Raises Money for Charity

Sales & Marketing Director Raises Money for Charity

Appleby Westward’s Sales and Marketing Director Nick Kenworthy is back at work after taking time out to pedal the length of Britain to raise money for charity.

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NEW FOREST FORECOURT STORE SWITCHES TO SPAR

Hordle Garage Becomes SPAR Store

Hordle Garage Becomes SPAR Store

A petrol forecourt shop in the New Forest has been reopened as a modern SPAR store after a major refurbishment scheme.

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FUN DAY MARKS MILESTONE

Blandford Store Marks 25 Years In The Business

Blandford Store Marks 25 Years In The Business

A Blandford Forum forecourt store has held a fun day to mark 25 years in the business and a 10 year association with SPAR.

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OUR BEST PRICE PAYS DIVIDENDS

Kilkhampton Store Enjoys Benefits Of Scheme

Kilkhampton Store Enjoys Benefits Of Scheme

Appleby Westward has invested £500k in its Our Best Price initiative to drive loyalty – and for Adrian and Michelle Hitchcock, it has paid dividends.

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COUPLE HELP JUBILEE FUNDRAISING

Mark and Paul Oliver Help Local Church

Mark and Paul Oliver Help Local Church

Dorset SPAR store owners Mark and Paula Oliver have helped their local church raise £457.

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NEW SPAR STORE OPENS IN FORMER NIGHTCLUB

Second Store For Saj Vij And His Family

Second Store For Saj Vij And His Family

A major capital investment scheme to convert a former West Bay night club into a large SPAR convenience store has created eight new jobs in the area.

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OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD FOR SPAR CONSTANTINE

Kevin And Debbie Receive Outstanding Reviews

Kevin And Debbie Receive Outstanding Reviews

A couple have been hailed as “one in a million” and nominated for customer service awards by shoppers using their Cornwall SPAR store.

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WINE TASTING LEADS TO HUGE SALES BOOST

SPAR Eastney Enjoys A Successful Night

SPAR Eastney Enjoys A Successful Night

A SPAR store in Hampshire has seen a huge sales uplift after staging a wine tasting evening on the back of the successful Wine Festival promotion.

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STORE RAISES FUNDS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL

Fundraisnig Day Held In Lapford SPAR

Fundraisnig Day Held In Lapford SPAR

A fundraising fun day was held at the SPAR forecourt store at Lapford Cross as part of an ongoing programme to raise money for the local village school.

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JULIAN IN COAST2COAST TRIATHLON FUNDRAISING EFFORT

Retailer Completes Challenging Triathlon For Charity

Retailer Completes Challenging Triathlon For Charity

Julian Holliss, who runs three SPAR forecourt stores in the South Hams area of Devon, has taken part in a challenging triathlon to raise funds for charity.

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LORD MAYOR OF PLYMOUTH LAUNCHES NEW SERVICES AT NSPCC CENTRE

New Local Centre For NSPCC

New Local Centre For NSPCC

On Tuesday 29 May the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Michael Wright, launched the new NSPCC Service Centre based in the heart of the city.

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FRESH START FOR GROWTH

2012 Tradeshow A Success!

2012 Tradeshow A Success!

The Appleby Westward tradeshow is the premier retail convenience show in the south west, and attracted its highest level of supplier support for five years.

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ALL CHILLED OUT AT KINGS ASH

Gilletts Store Gets A New Look

Gilletts Store Gets A New Look

A huge boost to the chilled offer has been one of the key benefits following a major transformation to the SPAR store in Kings Ash Road, Paignton.

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STORE TURNAROUND TO FIGHT TESCO

Plymouth Store Gets Re-Fit

Plymouth Store Gets Re-Fit

Plymouth store owners Andrew and Rachel Hutchinson swung into action when a new Tesco Express opened near their Milehouse store.

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STAFF RAISE FUNDS FOR HELP FOR HEROES

Plymouth Railway Station Support Charity

Plymouth Railway Station Support Charity

Staff at the SPAR store at Plymouth Railway Station have staged their own VE Day celebrations to raise money for the Help for Heroes charity.

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LONG SERVICE AT LODERS

Staff Rewarded For Long Service

Staff Rewarded For Long Service

Staff at a Dorchester garage business, which includes a SPAR forecourt store, have been presented with long service awards by the firm’s owner, Lee Loder.

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HUNNYHILL GROUP OPENS 14TH ISLAND SPAR STORE

Former Warehouse is Transformed

Former Warehouse is Transformed

The Hunnyhill Stores Group has opened its 14th SPAR store on the Isle of Wight, creating 10 new full and part-time jobs, following a major co-investment scheme with Appleby Westward.

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SCHOOL PUPILS OPEN NEW SPAR STORE

Wembury is the Latest Store for Gilletts

Wembury is the Latest Store for Gilletts

Two pupils from a local primary school has the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open a new SPAR store in their village.

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FUEL COMPETITION SUCCESS FORE STORE

Fuel Vouchers Prove a Winner

Fuel Vouchers Prove a Winner

A fuel competition held at a Bideford forecourt SPAR store by Premier Foods, in conjunction with Batchelors, has proved popular with customers.

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LOCAL SPAR SUPPORTS GIGATHON

SPAR Store in Yeovil Helps Raise Funds for Bristol Children's Hospital

SPAR Store in Yeovil Helps Raise Funds for Bristol Children's Hospital

Staff and customers at the SPAR store in Forest Hill, Yeovil have raised £175 for a “Gigathon” being held next month to raise funds for the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

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NEW FORECOURT STORE OPENS IN CORNWALL

Lomax in Newquay is SPAR's Latest Store

Lomax in Newquay is SPAR's Latest Store

When the Lomax family decided to revamp their petrol forecourt store and change the name over the door, they found there was only one place to go.

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HOSPICE BENEFITS FROM BARN DANCE PROCEEDS

Store Owners Raise Funds for Local Charity

Store Owners Raise Funds for Local Charity

A barn dance held at the St.

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SPAR RETAILERS RAISE £1.2 BILLION FOR NATIONAL LOTTERY GOOD CAUSES

SPAR Retailers Recognised by Camelot

SPAR Retailers Recognised by Camelot

SPAR retailers have been recognised by National Lottery operator Camelot for reaching the milestone figure of £1.

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TWO SPAR STORES WIN COMMUNITY AWARDS

Two SPAR Stores Gain Recognition for Their Local Community Work

Two SPAR Stores Gain Recognition for Their Local Community Work

Two south west SPAR stores have won recognition for their local community work in an award scheme run by the Federation of Wholesale Distributors.

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SPAR WESTWARD GOLD

Appleby Relaunch West Country Ale

Appleby Relaunch West Country Ale

We are pleased to announce the new design for SPAR Westward Gold, in line with the release of the new SPAR West Country Cider.

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APPLEBY WESTWARD ADDS CIDER TO WEST COUNTRY RANGE

The Latest Product to the West Country Range

The Latest Product to the West Country Range

Appleby Westward is introducing West Country Cider to its popular own-brand range of products.

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SPAR RAISES NEW FUNDS FOR NSPCC

Nearly £10,000 Raised for Childrens Charity

Nearly £10,000 Raised for Childrens Charity

Nick Vivian, Head of Marketing and Customer Support for Appleby Westward presents a cheque for £9,914.

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SPAR STORE OPENS IN FORMER PUB

Fifth SPAR Store for Amir Sattari

Fifth SPAR Store for Amir Sattari

Businessman Amir Sattari has opened his fifth SPAR store in Hampshire - in a former pub in Portsmouth.

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MARK SEES THE LIGHT

Store Owner Makes a Great Saving!

Store Owner Makes a Great Saving!

Dorset SPAR store owner Mark Oliver was looking at ways to reduce costs in 2012 when he suddenly hit on a great saving – thanks to a conversation with one of his customers.

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STORE MAKEOVERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Minor Makeovers Make a Huge Benefit

Minor Makeovers Make a Huge Benefit

Two south coast SPAR stores have benefited from minor makeovers after their Regional Sales Managers stepped in to help with new merchandising.

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SPAR OWN BRAND REVITALISES STORE

SPAR Bideford Sees a Boost in Sales

SPAR Bideford Sees a Boost in Sales

An initiative to boost a Bideford store’s sales of SPAR own brand products has had an immediate impact and drawn positive comments from regular customers.

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TASTING DAY CELEBRATES FOOD SALES GROWTH

Food Tasting Day A Success

Food Tasting Day A Success

A food tasting day was held at a Cheddar SPAR store where sales figures for a successful food-to-go range continue to show healthy increases.

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SPAR STORE SUPPORTS LOCAL TEAM

Tintagel SPAR Makes a Team Effort

Tintagel SPAR Makes a Team Effort

Simon Harrison and Julie Keenan, who own the SPAR store in Tintagel, have embarked on a sponsorship package for their local football team.

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HELEN HELPS RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Store Owner Completes Vintage Car Rally

Store Owner Completes Vintage Car Rally

Helen Spilsted, who owns the SPAR forecourt store at Summersdale City Motors in Chichester, has helped raised funds for a local charity after taking part in a London to Brighton vintage car run.

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APPLEBY WESTWARD STEPS UP STORE RECRUITMENT DRIVE

Free Reasons To Join SPAR

Free Reasons To Join SPAR

Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company for SPAR in the south west, is launching a new campaign to attract independent convenience store owners to join the company.

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FOOD SAFETY FIRST FOR FALMOUTH STAFF

Staff Successfully Complete Course

Staff Successfully Complete Course

Happy staff from a SPAR store in Falmouth pose with their certificates after successfully completing a food safety course.

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FOOD SAFETY FIRST FOR KINGSKERSWELL STAFF

Staff Successfully Complete Course

Staff Successfully Complete Course

Happy staff from a SPAR store in Torbay pose with their certificates after successfully completing a food safety course.

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WEYMOUTH STORE COUPLE CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Mike and Barbara Host a Birthday Celebration

Mike and Barbara Host a Birthday Celebration

Weymouth store owners Mike and Barbara Clements have been celebrating the 25th anniversary of running their convenience store – the last 10 of which have been with SPAR.

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CHRISTINE RETIRES AFTER 45 YEARS

Albany Road Worker Looks Forward to a Well Earned Retirement

Albany Road Worker Looks Forward to a Well Earned Retirement

When Christine Rowe landed a job at a Falmouth corner shop straight from school in 1966, she never imagined she would still be there 45 years later.

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