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With more than 5,000 employees and 262 SPAR stores located across England and Wales, Blakemore Retail is the largest independent convenience store operator in the UK. 

The majority of our SPAR stores are open between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week, with some stores operating 24 hours. They provide an extensive range of goods and services to the local communities they operate in. 

Our stores offer a wide selection of both fresh and chilled food products, including many regional lines sourced from local suppliers to support the local economy. 

In addition, they offer a range of services, including Post Office, PayPoint, Lottery, cash back, cash machines, e-top ups and news, making stores invaluable to local areas. 

Many of our sites offer food freshly prepared in-store. Products available range from hot and cold sandwiches and baguettes to savouries, salads, coffee and doughnuts. Our aim is to be the first choice for local shopping by providing fast but friendly service from modern stores. 

Blakemore Retail is recognised as an Investors in People Gold employer and is always looking for new ways to train, retain and reward colleagues. 

As a progressive, modern company, we take our corporate responsibility to local communities seriously. All aspects of our business are reviewed to operate in a way to minimise our environmental impact, ranging from paperless tills to energy metering across our estate. 

Charitable giving is also high on the agenda, and Blakemore Retail is proud to have raised more than £4 million for the NSPCC.