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Working in Partnership


We provide business support to all SPAR retailers who belong to SPAR UK’s Meridian & Welsh Guild. 

All UK SPAR retailers also benefit from SPAR Central Office, which provides national marketing and buying services for the whole group. 


Business Development

With so much going on around you, we understand the need for someone to provide strategic support and help you on your journey.

Our business development managers fulfil this role and will be with you from day one.

Their role is to:

  • Grow and develop your store and business
  • Provide strategic support, advice and guidance on category management
  • Support with mission planning
  • Support with stock control and wastage
  • Offer in-store customer service training
  • Provide operational support to help you maximise your sales and drive your margin

We also have the lowest number of stores per business development manager of all of our symbol group, demonstrating our desire to add true value to our retailers.


Regional Distribution Centres

A.F. Blakemore's distribution network of depots extends across the Midlands to South Wales and the South East of England and provides a modern, high-tech warehouse management and computerised ordering system.

Our regional distribution centres provide an extensive range of goods at ambient, chilled and frozen temperatures delivered via dedicated temperature-controlled vehicles.

For more information on our Logistics operation please click here