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.
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.
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!
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.
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
SPAR has a zero tolerance approach to Modern Slavery of any kind within our business and/or supply chain and all of us at SPAR have a responsibility to be alert to the risks of Modern Slavery no matter how small.
View our statement on modern slavery here.
We are delighted to be extending our support to Marie Curie who, like SPAR, are there for everyone in the community. Through our partnership we aim to raise both money and awareness for the charity so they can continue to be there for people living with any terminal illness and their families – at home, in hospitals and in hospices.
“Terminal illness impacts not only the person who is ill but also their friends and loved ones. We are supporting Marie Curie because we know the difference they make to families across the UK, and also the wider community – they help many people through what can be the most difficult time in their life.”
- Debbie Robinson, Managing Director for SPAR UK
It started with one Dutch store in 1932. Now SPAR is the world’s largest food retail chain.
National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) awards
Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards 2016
Convenience Retail Awards
HIM! Wholesale Awards 2016
The Grocery Gold Awards 2016
Scottish Local Retailer Awards
Scottish Grocery Awards
- Convenience Retail Awards
Best Independent Store SPAR Oxford Road, ManchesterBest Chilled Food Retailer SPAR Oxford Road, ManchesterBest New Store SPAR HackneyZero Tolerance Award for Crime Prevention SPAR Leegomery, Telford
- HIM! Awards
Best Convenience Retailer for Communication and Engagement SPAR UKBest Wholesaler for Customer Communication CJ LangBest 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 MallingMidlands 4 MLPA Plus HKS SPAR Sandringham, LeicesterNorthern England up to 4 MLPA Filey Service Station, ScarboroughNorthern England 4 MLPA Plus Chellow Heights Service Station SPAR, BradfordNorthern Ireland up to 4 MLPA Casey's EUROSPAR, Crossmaglen, NewryNorthern Ireland 4 MLPA Plus SPAR Ballyclare Milestone, Ballyclare, Co. AntrimBest Food To Go Casey's EUROSPAR, Crossmaglen, NewryBest Site Manager HKS SPAR Sandringham, LeicesterBest Soft Drinks SPAR Battlefield, Battlefield, ShrewsburyBest Valeting Services SPAR Highworth Filling Station, Wiltshire
- Retail Industry Awards
Most Improved Store - Highly Commended Smyth's EUROSPAR, Ballymoney, Co. AntrimCommunity Retailer of the Year (Multiple) Company-owned Henderson RetailPost Office Retailer of the Year (Managed) Cullybackey Post Office, EUROSPAR Newtownabbey, Co. AntrimFresh Produce Retailer of the Year (Independent) Casey's EUROSPAR Crossmaglen, Co. ArmaghForecourt Retailer of the Year (Independent) The Winning Post Service Station, ExeterSymbol Initiative of the Year Shop & WinSymbol/Fascia Group of the Year SPAR UK
- International Convenience Retailer Of The Year
European Retail Technology Implementation Award SPAR UKInternational 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 UKLoyalty 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. AntrimJulie Sutton, Multiple Sector SPAR Grantham Road, Sleaford, Lincs
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.