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SPAR driving the future of convenience at NCS

April 18, 2023

Leading convenience symbol group SPAR is exhibiting at the National Convenience Show (NCS) in Birmingham from 24-26 April.

NCS is the must-attend event for all in convenience retail and forecourt seeking the best symbol supplier, equipment, and guidance on how to boost profits.

Along with experts in convenience and forecourt retailing, spokespeople for SPAR will also speak at the retailer forums, and there will also be networking opportunities for delegates attending NCS to meet SPAR representatives from all over the UK at their stand EE311.

Ian Taylor, SPAR UK Retail Director, said: “We are delighted to be back exhibiting at NCS. We have a lot to show independent retailers looking to join SPAR. We have a strong culture of recruiting great independent retailers to SPAR. We have been focused on costs, our customers, and providing profitability for our independent retail partners. Our strategy lies in the strength of our brand, stores, own label, focus on costs and investment into data and we are delivering margin and profit for all our retail partners.”  

Last year SPAR announced a £122 million investment into supporting the growth of the business. The symbol group is optimistic on the attractiveness of the brand, owing to attributes including the strength of its own label, format development and proposition work and rising aspirations from independent retailers to work with the brand which is to driving their own business forward for the next generation.

Taylor added: “We remain focused on increasing our retail footprint with the support of our RDCs who continue to invest in retailers and stores. We provide all the support independent retailers need to succeed with a dedicated network of business managers, our brand strength, first-rate logistics and service level, excellent availability, relevant marketing and support packages, and a store development programme. We also provide every independent retailer in our organisation with free ACS membership. We look forward to welcoming delegates to our stand.”

For more information, visit SPAR at stand EE311 at NCS in NEC Birmingham from 24-26 April.

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