522 combined years of service across our five wholesale businesses. That's a lot of experience for your store.
SPAR is a transformational symbol retailer supported by five wholesale businesses across the UK. Our independent SPAR wholesaler network focuses only on SPAR independent retailers and local business partners who understand your needs.
They provide year-round excellent service to independent retailers and consumers. They continually work together and learn from each other. All our wholesalers are supported by SPAR UK Ltd who work to drive many national benefits including national marketing, leading supply chain, competitive promotions, retail solutions and cost savings. Working with SPAR UK along with a regional wholesale group means you can enjoy tailored benefits that will drive sales in your local market offering competitive value.
A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward-thinking family-owned businesses in the UK. Born in 1917 they now employ more than 7,600 people with a turnover of circa £1.2 billion. A.F. Blakemore is the largest division of SPAR UK, owning 280 SPAR stores and serving more than 950 stores in total across England and Wales. Coverage: Central and South East England and Wales
Appleby Westward Group Ltd
Appleby Westward prides itself in being more than simply a distributor of goods and takes a very active role in helping retailers increase sales and profitability. They provide retail funding for store modernisation and have ploughed £10 million into store development over the past five years to help grow retailers’ businesses and maintain the position as the leading convenience brand in the South West. Coverage: South West England
CJ Lang & Son Ltd
SPAR Scotland is the largest symbol group in Scotland with over 300 convenience stores. CJ Lang has continued dramatic growth and consistently invests in store development to improve the in-store service and shopper experience. Being Scottish-based means they are focused on the Scottish market and can provide you with the best package to suit your local needs. Coverage: Scotland
Henderson Wholesale Ltd
Multi award-winning Henderson Wholesale has a long-standing reputation for excellence and has been distributing food and grocery-related products to the convenience retail sector for over 120 years. The largest operator of its kind in Northern Ireland, it supplies 360 SPAR stores and provides expert support services to independent retailers. Its state-of-the-art warehousing facilities are based in Mallusk, Newtonabbey. Henderson Group is one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland, employing more than 4,000 people.
James Hall & Co. Ltd
James Hall & Co. are an award-winning Lancashire-based family business founded in 1863. They operate as the primary wholesaler to SPAR retailers throughout the North of England, serving more than 640 SPAR stores. They own a number of retail, food and non-food businesses, all of which help to support and grow the estate of SPAR retail stores. Coverage: North of England