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The regional SPAR wholesaler for Scotland, CJ Lang has announced it is to extend a click & collect service both for retail customers within its SPAR symbol group network, but also for other non-SPAR retailers.  This will enable it to expand supply to meet the significantly elevated demand currently flowing through its afiliated network as well as the wider Scottish convenience sector.

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SPAR UK saw a year-on-year growth in retail sales per store of 2.6% for the year ending 31 December 2019. Total retail turnover reached €3.34 billion (£2.98 billion) in 2019. Strategic review of SPAR brand As highlighted in SPAR International’s Annual Report 2019, SPAR UK worked with SPAR International with a focus on refreshing the SPAR store format and aligning shopper missions for a cust...
In its move to rapidly scale-up home delivery from its network of SPAR convenience stores, AF Blakemore has launched a dedicated ordering website ( www.afbspar.co.uk ) to offer shoppers an assortment of 1,100 products from a wide range of food and drink categories. Initial 13 store coverage to be expanded to 80, delivery charged at £3 The service is already operational with an initial tranc...
The rapid adoption and expansion of home delivery services from convenience and local independent stores has been a significant feature of how these stores have responded to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency lockdown. Anecdotally it is apparent that in a short space of time home delivery has come to account for a material proportion of many stores’ sales. From its initial launch of home del...

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