Spar partners with Holland & Barrett for new store concept

Convenience store operator, Spar is trialling a new store concept with Holland & Barrett at three Northern Oreland outlets, marrying convenience with a focus on healthy food and lifestyle brands.

Spar said that partnering with major brands is a way in which convenience stores can better compete in an increasingly challenging market.

Spar has been quick to build great partnerships with major brands like Costa, Greggs, Subway and Starbucks but admit it has probably reached saturation with some.

Further concepts are being considered by Spar, such as vending machines outside stores which cater to night workers, as well as improvements to services such as in store parcel collection and free wifi provision.