Spar Scotland starts store development programme

Spar Scotland has refreshed its store at Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfriesshire, as part of its company-owned store investment programme.

The new-look store features the retailer’s food-to-go offer CJ’s, backlit spirits, local craft bakery, and locally sourced ranges. In addition, the store features the retailer’s new chilled beers, wines, and spirits zone.

The store also has the latest Spar internal and external graphics package, which modernises the overall look of the store, and enables the retailer to highlight the strong links built with the community over the past 30 years.

Brian Straiton, Operations Director, said: “This is all about a fresh look and feel for the Spar offer in Scotland. Ahead of our peak summer tourist season the fresh look Spar store at Gatehouse of Fleet is the first of several more seasonal concept stores to open shortly. We have completely modernised our Gatehouse of Fleet customer offer by investing in the latest energy saving refrigeration to expand and highlight the best of the Spar Scotland chilled and produce offer.”

The store was relaunched on 6 May with Store Manager Pamela Dale and her team welcoming both existing and new customers into the store. Local resident Kym Telford, who cut the ribbon on the original opening of the Spar store 30 years ago, also attended the in-store event.

The store refresh comes hot on the heels of the launch of the company’s first Spar Market store, which opened last month in Dalbeattie, Dumfriesshire. The Dalbeattie store has a strong focus on fresh fruit and vegetables, chilled foods, and caters for key customer missions including ‘making a meal’ and ‘grab and eat’.

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