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AFB to Give Away £30,000 with Community Cashback Scheme

June 17, 2020

A.F. Blakemore launches a Community Cashback Grant scheme to thank groups who are there for vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis

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Blakemore Retail Launches Home Delivery Website

April 30, 2020

Blakemore Retail launches an online ordering website to make it easier for customers to browse products from SPAR stores offering home deliveries

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A.F. Blakemore Introduces Home Delivery for Most Vulnerable

April 23, 2020

A.F. Blakemore introduces home delivery to 165 of its company-owned stores to assist vulnerable customers in local communities

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A.F. Blakemore Colleagues Donate Over £25,000 During Coronavirus Crisis

April 21, 2020

Colleagues from across A.F. Blakemore donate more than £25,000 to local communities during the coronavirus crisis

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A.F. Blakemore Partners with Royal Voluntary Service

April 15, 2020

A.F. Blakemore partners with the Royal Voluntary Service to help vulnerable people and NHS workers during the coronavirus crisis

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SPAR Partners with Royal Voluntary Service

April 08, 2020

SPAR stores in England are to be the first convenience retailer to partner with Royal Voluntary Service on its NHS Volunteer Responders programme

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SPAR Meets Surge in Supply Demand

March 20, 2020

Thousands of SPAR stores around the UK are meeting exceptional customer demand by maintaining a high level of stock availability and service throughout the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Colleagues Praised for Outstanding Service in Coronavirus Crisis

March 19, 2020

Customers and SPAR retailers thank AFB colleagues for their commitment to outstanding customer service during the coronavirus outbreak

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Blakemore SPARs Shortlisted for Four Convenience Awards

March 12, 2020

Four independent and company-owned SPAR stores make the shortlist for the 2020 Convenience Awards

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Blakemore Retail Launches Standalone Greggs and Subway

March 04, 2020

Blakemore Retail launches its first standalone Greggs and Subway store as part of its strategy to expand retail spaces across the business

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A.F. Blakemore Welcomes Welsh Businesses on Study Tour

March 02, 2020

A.F. Blakemore welcomes 20 Welsh businesses on a depot tour of Willenhall to introduce them to the company

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A.F. Blakemore Partners with Disability Sport Wales

February 03, 2020

A.F. Blakemore becomes the National Community Partner of Disability Sport Wales

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2020 Starts with a Bang for SPAR UK

January 30, 2020

2020 starts with a bang for SPAR UK, with like-for-like Christmas retail sales up by 2.6% over the four weeks to 29 December 2019

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A.F. Blakemore Trials Food Waste Fighting App

January 24, 2020

A.F. Blakemore is the latest convenience store retailer to trial the food waste fighting app Too Good to Go

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Blakemore Logistics Steps Up for Safer Streets

November 27, 2019

More than 700 pupils from across the West Midlands are educated on the rules of the road as part of Blakemore Logistics’ annual Road Safety campaign

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SPAR Retail Show Makes Generous Donation to Local Food Banks

October 28, 2019

A total of 467kg of food, drink, toiletry and household goods were donated to local food banks following Blakemore Trade Partners’ SPAR Retail Show at the International Centre in Telford in October

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A.F. Blakemore Set for Success After Year of Investment

August 28, 2019

A.F. Blakemore is “energised and ready for the year ahead” after a year of significant investment and reorganisation

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A.F. Blakemore Sets Sights on New Distribution Depot

August 21, 2019

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd has set its sights on a brand new purpose-built warehouse in Bedford as part of ambitious growth plans.

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A.F. Blakemore Crowned National Winner at Business in the Community Awards

July 10, 2019

A.F. Blakemore is celebrating after being crowned a national winner at the prestigious Responsible Business Awards 2019, run by Business in the Community

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Blakemore Logistics Invests in Hybrid Refrigeration

June 10, 2019

Blakemore Logistics introduces hybrid refrigeration units to 13 of its trailers to significantly reduce its vehicle emissions

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Blakemore Logistics Purchases New Econic Vehicles

May 07, 2019

Blakemore Logistics has demonstrated its commitment to road safety with the purchase of two Mercedes-Benz Econic vehicles

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Ranald Forbes Announced as Supply Chain Director

April 03, 2019

A.F. Blakemore has announced the appointment of a new Supply Chain Director for its group of companies

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Double Success at Convenience Retail Awards

April 01, 2019

Eat 17 SPAR Hammersmith scoops Best New Store and Blakemore Retail’s Lyndsay Howden-Smith walks away with the Community Hero award

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Warehouse Job Opportunities for Flexible Workers

January 25, 2019

Do you know anyone looking for part- or full-time work this summer?

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Community Volunteering Steps Up in Logistics

December 31, 2018

Community volunteering across Blakemore Logistics stepped up a gear as Christmas approached, with employees donating more than 560 hours of work time to community groups

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Blakemore Logistics Delivers Road Safety Message to Schools

November 28, 2018

More than 800 pupils from across the West Midlands are educated on the rules of the road as part of Blakemore Logistics’ annual road safety campaign

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Drivers Celebrate Warehouse to Wheels Success

October 29, 2018

A.F. Blakemore employees celebrate successfully qualifying as LGV drivers on the company’s Warehouse to Wheels programme

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Hastings Colleagues Celebrate Recognition at Truckfest

September 05, 2018

Blakemore Logistics colleagues in Hastings are celebrating after receiving recognition for their trucks at Europe’s biggest trucking festival, Truckfest

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A.F. Blakemore Warehouse Apprentice Well Picked

August 09, 2018

A go-getting young recruit at A.F. Blakemore celebrates becoming the first person to complete the company’s new Warehouse & Distribution apprenticeship programme

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Blakemore Logistics Helps 100 Young People into Work

May 28, 2018

Blakemore Logistics helps more than 100 young people into work as a result of a partnership with a West Midlands employability programme

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SPAR Announced as National Partner for IAAF World Indoor Championships

February 27, 2018

SPAR is announced as a National Partner for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018

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A.F. Blakemore Honoured at Apprenticeship Awards

February 21, 2018

A.F. Blakemore is crowned Employer of the Year at the Performance Through People Achievement Awards

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Defibrillator Installation Now Complete Across AFB RDCs

January 30, 2018

A.F. Blakemore’s rollout of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) across its retail distribution centres is now complete

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Warehouse to Wheels Scheme Welcomes New Trainee Drivers

November 28, 2017

Eight new trainee LGV drivers embark on A.F. Blakemore’s Warehouse to Wheels driver training programme

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Blakemore Logistics Communications Hub Now Live

November 20, 2017

Blakemore Logistics launches a new online internal communications platform to help improve colleague communication within the business

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Blakemore Logistics Apprenticeship Programme: Recruiting Now

November 01, 2017

Blakemore Logistics is looking for new recruits to embark on its Warehouse & Distribution and LGV Transport apprenticeship programmes

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A.F. Blakemore Ready and Waiting to Sign Up New Retail Accounts Today

October 01, 2017

If you are looking for a new supplier partner for your store, look no further than our SPAR team here at Blakemore Trade Partners

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100th Anniversary Charity Birthday Party Raises £86,000 for Good Causes

September 29, 2017

On September 1st, colleagues across England and Wales took part in 300 celebratory events at stores and depots across the company’s trading area

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Blakemore Vehicles Highly Commended at Truckfest

September 28, 2017

Blakemore Logistics colleagues from Hastings have had two of their vehicles highly commended at Truckfest

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A.F. Blakemore Goes Green for Environmental Focus Week

July 05, 2017

As part of a series of commemorative events to celebrate 100 years in business, colleagues across A.F. Blakemore have taken part in the company’s first ever Environmental Focus Week

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Blakemore Logistics Invests in New Training Vehicle

July 05, 2017

Blakemore Logistics invests in a brand new training vehicle to aid the delivery of its driver training

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Blakemore Logistics Invests in Distribution Fleet

June 20, 2017

Blakemore Logistics has announced a significant investment in its distribution fleet as part of an ongoing vehicle replacement programme

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Colleagues Complete Sponsored Walk for Kidney Wales

June 19, 2017

Colleagues from across A.F. Blakemore’s Talbot Green depot embarked upon an 11 mile Walk for Life to raise over £1,600 for Kidney Wales.

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New Blakemore Logistics Livery Hits the Road

May 31, 2017

A.F. Blakemore has begun the rollout of a brand new livery design on its distribution fleet

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Hastings Logistics Colleagues Raise £4,000 for Local Hospice

May 31, 2017

Colleagues from A.F. Blakemore’s Hastings depot tackle a 16-mile walk to raise more than £4,000 for a hospice in St Leonards-on-Sea

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A.F. Blakemore Continues to Drive Apprentices to Achieve Potential

May 26, 2017

A.F. Blakemore has welcomed five new apprentices onto its Logistics Apprenticeship Programme

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Road Safety Week Reaches Out to 900 Schoolchildren

November 29, 2016

More than 900 pupils from across the West Midlands are educated on the rules of the road as part of Blakemore Logistics’ annual road safety campaign

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Blakemore Logistics Colleagues Recognised at House of Commons

November 03, 2016

Two Blakemore Logistics colleagues are recognised for their achievements at the Federation of Wholesale Distributors’ Skills and Development Awards

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