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SPAR Retailers Shortlisted for Convenience and Retail Industry Awards

September 17, 2020

SPAR on awards shortlist

Blakemore Retail and independent SPAR retailers across the Meridian & Welsh Guild have received notable recognition on this year's Convenience Awards and Retail Industry Awards shortlists.

The awards are both prestigious events in the retail industry that celebrate the UK’s best retailers.

This year, for the first time, the Convenience Awards will be going digital, with colleagues in the retail industry being invited to join retailers, brands, influencers and industry professionals at an online event that will reveal the winners of this year's awards.  

Anyone interested in the virtual event, which will take place on Tuesday 29th September at 5pm, must register in advance to access the link to watch live. The live awards are free to attend and open to all. Simply register at

Meanwhile, the winners of the Retail Industry Awards are scheduled to be announced at an awards ceremony taking place on 26th January 2021 at The Brewery in London.

The SPAR finalists across the Meridian & Welsh Guild for the two awards events are as follows:

Virtual Convenience Awards

Best Independent Store

SPAR Y Maes, Pwllheli

Best Multiple Managed Convenience Store  

SPAR Laceby Lodge, Grimsby

Community Retailer of the Year

Hockmeyer Motors SPAR, Sleaford

Food to Go Retailer of the Year

SPAR Laceby Lodge, Grimsby


Retail Industry Awards

Drinks Retailer of the Year (Independent)

SPAR Calver, Hope Valley, Derbyshire

Food-to-go Retailer of the Year (Independent)

SPAR Eat 17, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

Forecourt Retailer of the Year (Independent)

Parkfoot SPAR, West Malling, Kent

Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year (Independent)

SPAR Calver, Hope Valley, Derbyshire

Independent Retailer of the Year 3,000 to 6,000 sq ft

SPAR Eat 17, Walthamstow, London

Post Office Retailer of the Year

SPAR Brunswick Road & Post Office, Buckley, Flintshire

Symbol/Franchise Group of the Year


Trailblazer of the Year

James Brundle, SPAR Eat 17, London


Also Coming Soon: Virtual Convenience Conference

AFB colleagues might also be interested in the Convenience Conference, a series of webinars, panels and social media content that will start on Monday 5th October.

The Virtual Convenience Conference features an insight-packed agenda covering the key trends, opportunities and challenges impacting the convenience retail market.

The event will be brought to you by three leading brands in the field, namely Convenience Store, Lumina Intelligence and The Grocer.

Register for free here:

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