List Headline Image
Updated by Lori Anders on Jul 19, 2014
 REPORT
Lori Anders Lori Anders
Owner
20 items   1 followers   7 votes   55 views

Appleby Westward Group Limited

Appleby Westward is the SPAR (SPAR website) Retail Distribution Centre (RDC) in the West Country. We have a long-established local distribution service currently meeting the needs of a large number of great stores from Bournemouth, Southampton and Portsmouth in the East, Helston, Falmouth and Truro in the West and Bristol and Bath in the North. We have a strong service culture with strict 24 hour order lead times.

Cornish Store Enjoy an Uplift In Sales by Appleby Westward Group Limited Paris Distribution

SPAR stores taking part in a new merchandising programme instigated by Appleby Westward have already seen a positive impact on sales.

One store in the Cornwall area run by Gordon and Karen Green has enjoyed an uplift in weekly sales. Before the project took place weekly sales in store were £8,677 and an uplift of 29% now see’s last week’s sales at £11,236 respectively, while Howard Toms’ store in Southsea, Portsmouth has seen a sales boost of 11% and 6.6% year on year.

Head of Sales Vince Brown said the merchandising programme was taking part in 32 nominated stores throughout the region until the end of this year. “Appleby Westward is more than simply a delivered wholesaler – we are partners in growth with our retailers,” he said. “Our added services like merchandising are designed to help grow their businesses.”

Store Re-Develops to Fit Larger Post Office│Appleby Westward Group Limited

Geoffrey Cox, MP for Torridge and West Devon, cut the ribbon to officially open a newly redeveloped SPAR store and Post Office in Tavistock.

The store, in Abbey Place, has been the subject of a redevelopment in order to accommodate an expanded Post Office service within the retail area.

The Post Office has introduced a Combi Counter, installed alongside the SPAR tills, enabling staff to serve both retail and Post Office transactions. Extended opening hours from 7.00am-10.00pm, plus the ability to use the service on a Saturday afternoon and Sunday, mean customers will be able to enjoy extended Post Office services. Customers can buy stamps and other everyday postal items if the Post Office is closed.

For more info go visit: Appleby Westward Group Limited

Store Re Opens in Boscastle│Appleby Westward Group Limited

A former newsagents shop in Boscastle, North Cornwall has been re-opened as a SPAR store following a joint investment project involving the owners and Appleby Westward.

Did you know?
Appleby Westward is the SPAR (SPAR website) Retail Distribution Centre (RDC) in the West Country. They have a long-established local distribution service currently meeting the needs of a large number of great stores from Bournemouth, Southampton and Portsmouth in the East, Helston, Falmouth and Truro in the West and Bristol and Bath in the North.

Appleby Westward Group Ltd - News Page

A New SPAR Store Opens In Yetminster.Local couple Tony and Karen Read have taken over the village shop in Yetminster, Dorset which has been closed for the last year, re-opening it as a SPAR store and Post Office.

The couple, who live in nearby Thornford, have refurbished the premises from top to bottom to provide a modern convenience store with Post Office services to serve the needs of the local community.

Did you know?
Appleby Westward is the SPAR (SPAR website) Retail Distribution Centre (RDC) in the West Country. They have a long-established local distribution service currently meeting the needs of a large number of great stores from Bournemouth, Southampton and Portsmouth in the East, Helston, Falmouth and Truro in the West and Bristol and Bath in the North.

Appleby Westward Group Ltd - News Page

Businessman Laurence Haring has moved his forecourt store to SPAR as part of a two-stage redevelopment of his Somerset garage business geared towards meeting the needs of the local community.

Laurence, who operates Buncombes Garage on the A38 just south of the centre of Highbridge, decided the forecourt store needed a recognised brand in order to attract more custom, and after talking to a number of symbol groups he decided to switch to SPAR.

“We felt SPAR offered us the best way forward,” said Laurence. “We wanted to be part of a group which has a recognised brand, a variety of promotions and new products, and to have the ability to access range reviews.

The featured article above was from Appleby Westward Group Limited Paris Retailer.

New Gillett Callington Ltd Store Opens In Chudleigh by Appleby Westward Group Limited Paris Distribution

A convenience store in a small Devon town on the edge of Dartmoor, which had fallen into disrepair, has been given a complete makeover and re-opened as a modern SPAR store serving the local community.

The former Solo Stores in Fore Street, Chudleigh has been acquired by SPAR store operator Gillett’s (Callington) Limited and been the subject of a major refurbishment for several weeks.

Two Managers From Appleby Westward Group Limited Present To Students At Plymouth City College

Students at City College Plymouth have been full of praise after two managers from Appleby Westward gave them an insight into the role of an in store merchandiser.

TESTIMONIALS
“As total newcomers to the world of retail, my husband and I felt in total chaos. We had immediately chosen to change the store from a Londis to SPAR as we thought that SPAR better resembled the type of business we wanted to be and we have never regretted the decision."

"The whole SPAR team were fantastic. They gave us tremendous support and were always available to help answer our many queries. Our regional sales manager was superb and we received great positive feedback from our customers."

"Our sales continue to grow and we haven't looked back."

Julie Bayliss
Bradninch

Appleby Westward Group Limited│Pancake Day Event Proves To Be A Success

Isle of Wight SPAR stores operator, Hunnyhill Stores Group, has been fundraising again for a local good cause on the island.

Last year, the company raised more than £4,500 for the Donkey Sanctuary in Wroxall as a result of its role as major sponsor of a music festival on the Isle of Wight.

Now, the company has begun a fundraising programme for the Ventnor Paddling Pool Fund after funding was withdrawn by the Isle of Wight Council, responsibility for which has now been taken over by the town council.

The programme started with a Pancake Day event at its Victoria Street, Ventnor store, involving a race and pancake tossing with the chance for customers to win SPAR vouchers. All profits will go towards the paddling pool fund.

Appleby Westward Group Limited: Store Sees Uplift In Fresh Food Sales

Customers have been full of praise for the transformation of a SPAR forecourt store following a £100,000 co-investment development scheme carried out by the owners and Appleby Westward.

The store, in Station Road, Ilminster, is run by John and Linda McKinnon with their son Laurie and his fiancée Leah – and the family are as delighted with the results as their customers.

“Our customers have been full of admiration for what we have done, and we are very pleased with the results too,” said John. “I think it compares more than favourably with anything you would find in a Sainsbury’s Local or Waitrose Local. We have adopted the best principles of SPAR alongside some of the market leaders, and the end result shows.”

Store Maintain Essential Service To The Village by Appleby Westward Group Limited

The Musbury Garage SPAR forecourt store near Axminster has introduced a Post Office local service, providing a welcome boost for the area.

Post Office local is a new concept that allows retailers to offer Post Office products and services via shop staff through their main sales operations, rather than at a separate counter with dedicated Post Office employees and Julian Rinaldi, owner of Musbury Garage in Marlborough Road, has introduced one in his forecourt convenience store.

The Musbury store does, however, have its own Post Office till point and Julian has taken on two part time members of staff to help run the service.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this important additional service to our local community,” said Julian. “Because we are open from 7.30am until 8pm every day of the week, we can offer longer convenient opening hours and easier service.

Appleby Westward Group Limited: "We Are Delighted We Moved To SPAR"

Brothers Tony, Adrian and Nigel Parker have brought their three convenience stores under the SPAR umbrella – and are delighted to join the country’s biggest symbol group.

“Everyone at SPAR has been so friendly from the very moment they first walked through the door,” said Tony. “And since we’ve converted our stores, the feedback from our customers has been out of this world.”

Tony, Nigel and Adrian run three stores in Weston-super-Mare which were trading under the Premier banner before they decided to switch to SPAR. Since moving, the stores – in Ebdon Road, Kelston Road and Milton Road – have all been refurbished and are enjoying a significant uplift in sales.

Appleby Westward Group Ltd - News Page

Mark Oliver, who runs a SPAR store in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, was among the audience at the recent top level Heart of the Community Conference in London, organised by the Association of Convenience Stores.

"It was a very useful and informative meeting," said Mark. "Retailers in SPAR need to get behind the ACS in support of its various efforts on our behalf." He said that one of the underlying messages that came across from the conference was a recommendation to independent retailers to get themselves under the fascia of a symbol group sooner rather than later.

The ACS campaigns on behalf of 33,500 stores in the UK and the conference, the biggest political meeting of its kind in the local shop sector, attracted a cross-party representation of MP's, including Mark Prisk, the Minister for Housing and Local Growth.

The featured article above was from Appleby Westward Group Limited Paris Retailer.

Appleby Westward Group Limited Tokyo Support

Appleby Westward Raise Over £1,000 for ChildLine. Staff at Appleby Westward have been busy raising funds for ChildLine, a vital service provided by the NSPCC, SPAR’s chosen charity.

Before Christmas, the Trading Department held a festive draw which raised a massive £1,107.50 for the charity. Donna Forward, Head of Trading, said: “Many thanks are due to everyone who supported our draw, with special thanks to Jo Bennett for organising it and Di, Elaine, Liz and Heidi who assisted with the draw.”

This was followed up in the new year with the Appleby Westward dinner dance at which a further £331 was raised for the charity. Nick Kenworthy, Sales and Marketing Director, is pictured here presenting the cheque to Karen Drew, Corporate Manager for the NSPCC in the south west.

Help

If you have any questions or are having problems with this page, either contact our Customer Support department on 01752 854099 or complete and send the short web form on the Contact page.

Appleby Westward Group Ltd - News Page

A redevelopment scheme at a Dorset SPAR store has expanded selling space by one third to enhance the convenience offer for customers.

Olly Andrews, who runs Maiden Newton Service Station in partnership with his mother Melody, undertook the development as part of an overall improvement programme including the Texaco fuel station and workshops.

In a co-investment project with Appleby Westward, the SPAR store has been increased to nearly 1,200 sq. ft. to develop space for chilled produce, beers wines and spirits and frozen food.

Read the full content of this article at Appleby Westward Group Limited Paris Retailer.

Visit http://www.swspar.com for more related articles.

Appleby Westward Group Limited Tokyo Support: Chartman Group Win The Love Where You Live Competition

SPAR retailer Clive Sheppard won £500 worth of free stock and a visit from Wrigley’s “Trash Team” to clean up his local area after entering a ‘Love Where You Live’ competition run by Convenience Store magazine and the chewing gum manufacturer.

Clive, a director of Chartman Group who own a number of SPAR stores including one in Magdalen Road, Exeter, wrote a letter as his competition entry explaining why the store would benefit from a ‘Trash Team Tidy Up’.

Redevelopment Shows Increase In Sales by Appleby Westward Group Limited Paris Retailer | PokerNews Blogs

A redevelopment scheme at a Dorset SPAR store has expanded selling space by one third to enhance the convenience offer for customers.

Olly Andrews, who runs Maiden Newton Service Station in partnership with his mother Melody, undertook the development as part of an overall improvement programme including the Texaco fuel station and workshops.

In a co-investment project with Appleby Westward, the SPAR store has been increased to nearly 1,200 sq. ft. to develop space for chilled produce, beers wines and spirits and frozen food.

Article Source:
Appleby Westward Group Limited Paris Retailer

Appleby Westward Group Limited Tokyo Support Mike & Barbara Start Fundraising For A Local Primary School

Weymouth store owners Mike and Barbara Clements are aiming to raise hundreds of pounds for a local primary school with a fundraising initiative on selected products in their shop.

The couple, who run the SPAR store in Preston Road, will donate 2p from the sale of every product allocated for the initiative to St. Andrews Primary School in Littlemoor Road, Preston. Products involved are being earmarked “Helping The Local Community.”

Appleby Westward Group Limited Paris Distribution Opens a SPAR Store with a Difference in Devonport

A long-established Plymouth pasty company has joined forces with leading convenience store group SPAR to create a new retail shop – and created seven new local jobs in the process.
Devonport-based Ron Dewdney Ltd. has been making handmade pasties for over 60 years and has teamed up with Appleby Westward, SPAR’s regional distribution company for the south west to build the new store.

Sattari Family 'Celebrate The Summer' With A New iPad2

Appleby Westward Group Limited Paris distribution - A Portsmouth SPAR store has won prizes in separate promotions run by two major consumer brands.

The store, in Queen Street, which is owned and run by the Sattari family, won the award for best display in a ‘Celebrate The Summer’ promotion run by Carlsberg.

Reece Sattari, who runs the 2,500 sq. ft. neighbourhood value store, is pictured here receiving an iPad2 from Sean Keenan (right) and Darren Harper, both from Carlsberg.

Reece also collected £50 worth of Love2shop vouchers from Wall’s after taking part in a retailer incentive scheme run by the ice cream manufacturers.

The store won the vouchers after being one of the first SPAR retailers to send in photographs of the maxivision freezer unit featuring new themed point of sale displays.

Queen Street is one of five SPAR stores run by the Sattari family in Portsmouth, Emsworth and Southsea.

Appleby Westward Group Limited Paris distribution: Winford Road Garage Marks 45 Years

Staff and customers joined in the celebrations when a fun day was held to mark the 45th anniversary of Winford Road Garage, near Bristol, which has a SPAR forecourt store.

There were fun events for children including bouncy castles, a barbecue and refreshments, promotional deals in store and a birthday cake with a photograph of the store printed on it.

The business was opened in 1967 as a local vehicle service centre under the ownership of Geoff Taylor and today is run by his son Justin. The Shell garage and SPAR forecourt store serve an affluent local community in the rural Chew Valley area to the south of Bristol.