Blakemore opens £3m “flagship” company-owned Spar store

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

The £3m, 5,000 sq ft store combines a Spar convenience offer with Greggs, Subway and Insomnia coffee franchises, to “provide motorists and local residents with a one-stop fuel, convenience, restaurant and takeaway solution”.

Blakemore Retail MD  Geoff Hallam said: “The new site has involved more than 12 months of planning and is part of an ongoing programme of investment across our stores.

“The store represents an exciting new partnership with Irish coffee brand Insomnia, which, together with the Greggs and Subway should help drive sales and footfall as well as ensure that the store appeals to both commuters and the local neighbourhood.”

The site 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. It is estimated that 20,000 vehicles pass the forecourt on a weekly basis.

Blakemore Retail store operations director Chris Bacon added: “We are delighted to create full and part-time employment for 40 members of the local community.”


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