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A.F. Blakemore Relaunches First Company-owned SPAR as Flagship Store

A.F. Blakemore has relocated its inaugural company-owned SPAR store in Bentley, Walsall, to a new forecourt site featuring Subway and Greggs departments.

The Bentley store, which was acquired in 1985, was reopened in September by A.F. Blakemore Chairman Peter Blakemore and family members Tom and Liz Blakemore.

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Blakemore Trade Partners Launches New Retail Strategy at SRS19

Blakemore Trade Partners announced a new Store Cluster Strategy at its 2019 SPAR Retail Show, aimed at helping retailers differentiate their stores for different locations and markets.

The conference and trade show took place on 1st October at the Telford International Centre in Shropshire and was attended by more than 1,100 guests.

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Blakemore Foodservice Becomes Main Supplier to Philpotts

Blakemore Foodservice became the main food and drink supplier to A.F. Blakemore's 21 Philpotts stores in September.

The chain, which was previously supplied by an external business, is now serviced by Blakemore Foodservice as part of A.F. Blakemore's strategy to provide group-wide supply chain solutions.

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Blakemore SPARs Celebrate Industry Award Success

SPAR stores across the Meridian & Welsh Guild have picked up five titles at this year's Forecourt Trader and Retail Industry Awards.

The awards celebrate the best retailers across the petrol retailing and grocery industry, honouring hard work, innovation and creativity nationwide.

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This Month's Headlines

Blakemore Retail Raises a Dino-mite £34,000 for NSPCC

New Cluster Strategy Launched at Colleague Seminar

AFB Grabs Gold at Walsall Works Partner Awards

Bristol Philpotts Store Relaunches with New Branding

AFB Raises a Cuppa for World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Colleagues Enjoy Football and Theme Park Social Events

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