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Blakemore Retail has launched a brand-new SPAR convenience store in the town of Spalding, Lincolnshire.

The purpose-built 2,584sq ft retail unit on Winsover Road opened its doors on 28th April, providing shopping solutions for customers seeking to make a meal for their family or simply in need of something fresh and nourishing they can grab and eat immediately.  

Located on a main road connecting Spalding and the town of Bourne, the store will serve both the local community and commuters.

It features a new-concept DailyDeli hot food counter that converts from a serve-over style solution at breakfast to a self-serve, pick & mix style offer at lunchtime. Delicious meals from the counter will be available from 7am to 6pm, as well as chilled food to go, including sandwiches, baguettes and salads that have been freshly prepared onsite.

Takeaway beverage options include self-serve F’Real milkshakes and smoothies, Tango Ice Blast frozen drinks and Philpotts coffee.

Customers looking for meal solutions can choose from A.F. Blakemore’s County Bridge fresh meat range and hundreds of products across fresh, chilled and grocery categories.

Blakemore Retail Managing Director Matt Teague commented: “We are very excited to have opened this brand-new modern convenience store here in Spalding, and I know that the local community will enjoy all of the services it has to offer.

“As the store is purpose-built, all of the features have been designed specially with the customer in mind and offer something for everyone.

“The site is a major investment for Blakemore Retail and part of our long-term commitment to growing our business profitably and sustainably for the benefit of colleagues, customers and communities.”

To enhance the customer experience, two self-scan checkouts have been introduced to the store. A defibrillator has also been fitted to the exterior.

The store has created 20 full- and part-time jobs for the local community.