Blakemore Retail Opens Flagship SPAR Forecourt Store

Blakemore Retail has opened a brand new flagship petrol forecourt store in Laceby, North East Lincolnshire. Insomnia

The 5,000 sq. ft. store, which occupies the site of a former Little Chef outlet, combines a SPAR convenience offer with Greggs, Subway and Insomnia coffee franchises.  The store marks a new partnership with the Insomnia brand.

Geoff Hallam, MD of Blakemore Retail, noted: “The new site has involved more than 12 months of planning and significant investment from the company as part of an on-going programme of investment across our stores.”  The opening created full- and part-time jobs for 40 local staff.

In addition to a wide range of everyday essentials, the SPAR offers a comprehensive hot and cold food-to-go range and fresh self-serve Costa Coffee. It offers seating for up to 114 customers with a mix of internal coffee shop style seating and picnic benches to the front and rear of the forecourt.

NAM Implications:
  • Optimising of the forecourt opportunity…
  • Worth a what-if on roll-out and copying by other retailers, in terms of opportunities for your  brands?