There for you

Our Values

Local

To us, community is everything. And we’re proud to be a part of it. Our conveniently situated stores are owned and run by locals, for locals. Providing the essentials. Serving with a smile. Supporting local suppliers, schools and charities. There for you. There for everyone.

 

Fresh

Whether it’s fresh food, fresh-looking stores or fresh ideas, we always strive to bring you the best. From scrumptious seasonal fruit to locally sourced vegetables to innovative ways to shop and pay - we firmly believe fresh is best.

Quality

If you’re not satisfied, neither are we. That’s why quality is at the heart of everything we do. Everything we offer. Everything we stand for. From clean, welcoming stores to our extensive range of food and drink. And it’s why our own-brand range has scooped multiple awards!

 

Service

We may be just round the corner, but we go the extra mile. Courteous. Friendly. Always open when you need us. Always open to new initiatives like Parcel Service and Apple Pay. We’re part of the community we care about. And we never forget we’re there for you.

SPAR has always been there for you. Packed with all the essentials for everyday living, we’re your friendly neighbourhood store – convenient, close and always open when you need us.

There for you...

Take a fresh look

Next time you’re passing, why not pop in? You’ll find award-winning food and drinks. Our great-value own-brand range. Easy meals for last-minute life-savers. And fantastic deals throughout the store. Need inspiration for dinner tonight? Look no further.

 

Then and now

It started with one Dutch store in 1932. Now SPAR is the world’s largest food retail chain. 12,322 stores. 34 countries. And in the UK alone, over 2,400 stores, 50,000 friendly staff and a turnover of £3bn+. You could say we’ve come a long way.

Global brand, local touch

We don’t just serve the community, we’re part of it. As SPAR is a ‘symbol’ group, our retailers remain independent while enjoying global brand benefits. And with local initiatives, fundraising, support for local suppliers and farmers, we’re always giving a little back.

 

Doing the right thing

For nine years we have been helping vulnerable children through our support of the NSPCC and ChildLine. And for the last two years we have been avid supporters of the NSPCC Schools Service, - raising over £4.6m in the process.

It started with one Dutch store in 1932. Now SPAR is the world’s largest food retail chain.

2016 Awards

Awards

  • Convenience Retail Awards 2015
  • CTP Awards 2015
  • FDF Awards 2015
  • Forecourt trader of the year Awards 2015
  • Ireland's Forecourt & Convenience Retailer
  • The Grocer Gold Awards 2015
  • him! wholesale awards 2015
  • IGD Awards 2015
  • Northern Ireland's Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2015
  • Retail Industry Awards 2015
  • Retail Systems Awards 2015
  • Scottish Grocer Awards 2015
  • SLR Awards 2015
  • European Retail Technology Implementation Award 2015
  • Convenience Retail Awards +
    Best Independent Store SPAR Oxford Road, Manchester
    Best Chilled Food Retailer SPAR Oxford Road, Manchester
    Best New Store SPAR Hackney
    Zero Tolerance Award for Crime Prevention SPAR Leegomery, Telford
    HIM! Awards +
    Best Convenience Retailer for Communication and Engagement SPAR UK
    Best Wholesaler for Customer Communication CJ Lang
    Best Delivered Wholesaler (voted for by Independent Retailers) James Hall
    Grocer Gold Awards +
    Symbol Retailer of the Year SPAR UK
    IGD Awards +
    Innovative Store of the Year SPAR at Eat 17, Hackney
    Forecourt Trader Awards +
    London & South East 4 MLPA Plus Parkfoot Garage, West Malling
    Midlands 4 MLPA Plus HKS SPAR Sandringham, Leicester
    Northern England up to 4 MLPA Filey Service Station, Scarborough
    Northern England 4 MLPA Plus Chellow Heights Service Station SPAR, Bradford
    Northern Ireland up to 4 MLPA Casey's EUROSPAR, Crossmaglen, Newry
    Northern Ireland 4 MLPA Plus SPAR Ballyclare Milestone, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim
    Best Food To Go Casey's EUROSPAR, Crossmaglen, Newry
    Best Site Manager HKS SPAR Sandringham, Leicester
    Best Soft Drinks SPAR Battlefield, Battlefield, Shrewsbury
    Best Valeting Services SPAR Highworth Filling Station, Wiltshire
    Retail Industry Awards +
    Most Improved Store - Highly Commended Smyth's EUROSPAR, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim
    Community Retailer of the Year (Multiple) Company-owned Henderson Retail
    Post Office Retailer of the Year (Managed) Cullybackey Post Office, EUROSPAR Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim
    Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year (Independent) Casey's EUROSPAR Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh
    Forecourt Retailer of the Year (Independent) The Winning Post Service Station, Exeter
    Symbol Initiative of the Year Shop & Win
    Symbol/Fascia Group of the Year SPAR UK
    International Convenience Retailer Of The Year +
    European Retail Technology Implementation Award SPAR UK
    International Convenience Retailer of the Year Highly Commended: SPAR at Eat 17, Hackney
    Food & Drink Federation Awards +
    Good Employer SPAR UK
    Retail Systems Awards +
    Card & Payments Solution of the Year SPAR UK
    Loyalty Programme of the Year SPAR UK (Shop & Win)
    Outstanding individual Achievement Award Roy Ford, SPAR UK
    Convenience Store Sales Assistant of the Year +
    Jennifer Kerr, Forecourt Sector SPAR Saintfield Road, Lisburn. Co. Antrim
    Julie Sutton, Multiple Sector SPAR Grantham Road, Sleaford, Lincs

SPAR and the NSPCC

SPAR are very proud to have supported the NSPCC and ChildLine for 9 years. In this time  our dedicated Spar UK (the five wholesale members; Blakemore, Appleby Westward, James Hall, CJ Lang and Henderson’s) employees, customers and suppliers have raised over £4.6 million through a variety of fundraising initiatives: from a 500 mile bike ride, golf days, Bobble Hat Day, fancy dress and cause related marketing products.

Since 2013, SPAR UK funds have helped the NSPCC reach out to almost 140,000 children aged 9 to 11 in primary schools across the UK through their pioneering NSPCC Schools Service.  The NSPCC have now visited more than 15,000 schools reaching over 1 million children. Together we are there for children in primary schools just around the corner from your local SPAR store. With our continuing support of the NSPCC we will reach even more children.