SPAR Partners with Too Good To Go to Minimise Food Waste Across Stores

New solution enables customers to intelligently purchase short shelf-life foods in perfect condition from select SPAR stores at a third of the original value SPAR has launched a new partnership with pioneering food waste app Too Good To Go, making it the first retail network in Ireland to sign up to what is expected to [...]

SPAR reveals Ireland’s first wholly plant-based fillet to challenge the traditional chicken fillet roll

Leading convenience retailer SPAR has announced an innovative new plant-based alternative fresh food offering as it aims to meet the growing demand for this category.   The new offering will be anchored by SPAR’s signature plant-based fillet, which is a first for the Irish market and will provide a meat free alternative to the traditional [...]

SPAR to introduce contactless donations for Make-A-Wish  

SPAR is currently trialling an innovative digital ‘Smart Poster’ collection solution in its nationwide network of more than 400 local stores that allows customers to donate to SPAR’s official charity partner Make-A-Wish Ireland via their mobile telephones.   Since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, many people don’t carry cash anymore, which has had a [...]

SPAR Teams up with Seamus Coleman for Better Choices Campaign

SPAR Better Choices gives customers healthier options in-store and helpful shopping lists and recipes online to plan for summer days out and nights in Republic of Ireland and Everton captain, Seamus Coleman, launched SPAR’s Better Choices summer 2021 campaign, available now in SPAR stores nationwide. SPAR has extended its Better Choices range for summer 2021, [...]

2021-07-05T07:50:10+00:00 July 5th, 2021|Brands & Stores, Business News, Media & PR|

Irish Brands Fulfil and Mude gain access to the SPAR international retail store network, spread across four continents

Fulfil and Mude nominated to lucrative Challenger Brand Programme by BWG Foods, owner of SPAR Ireland Two of Ireland’s most exciting food brands, Fulfil and Mude, have secured potentially highly valuable commercial agreements with SPAR International, as part of the group’s Challenger Brand Programme which connects the SPAR network across the world with pioneering food [...]

2021-06-21T07:34:24+00:00 June 21st, 2021|Brands & Stores, Business News, Media & PR|

Hospitality industry survey finds that 70% of businesses intend to reopen in June, despite 58% expecting to make a loss or just break even

60% of hospitality businesses surveyed to experience difficulty in filling roles Government supports key to survival of nine in 10 hospitality businesses since beginning of pandemic, survey finds   May, 2021 – Following a prolonged period of closure due to Covid-19 restrictions, 70% of hospitality businesses, including restaurants, cafes and pubs, intend to open to [...]

2021-05-25T10:50:47+00:00 May 25th, 2021|Brands & Stores, Business News, Media & PR|

Fruitful Season for Strawberry Suppliers

Pictured is BWG Foods’ Chief Operations Officer Simon Marriott at the group’s National Distribution Centre in Kilcarbery, taking delivery of the first Irish strawberries of the season to hit supermarket and convenience store shelves as the business announces a projected sales increase of over 20 percent on last year for the queen of the berries. [...]

2021-04-28T09:22:43+00:00 April 28th, 2021|Brands & Stores, Media & PR, Uncategorized|

BWG Foods continues to provide professional development opportunities by shifting its BWG Academy online

1,272 Retailers and Staff achieve industry-recognised qualifications since March 2020 BWG Foods, one of Ireland’s leading retail groups, has continued to provide vital training and upskilling for its independent retailers through the Covid-19 pandemic by reimagining its pioneering employee professional development initiative, BWG Academy, to a wholly online training and education resource.   The BWG [...]

SPAR team up with Ireland manager Stephen Kenny to launch SPAR FAI School Zone

SPAR team up with Ireland manager Stephen Kenny to launch SPAR FAI School Zone Four Weeks of Football Themed Primary School Lessons Designed By School Teachers and proudly sponsored by SPAR As part of SPAR’s continued commitment to primary school children and teachers, a new SPAR FAI School Zone was launched today with Republic of [...]

BWG Foods Launches Ambitious New Sustainability Strategy with Installation of 800 Solar Panels at National Distribution Centre

  BWG Foods, one of Ireland’s leading wholesalers and retailers, has announced that approximately €25 million will be invested in an ambitious four year sustainability strategy aimed at significantly reducing the environmental impact of its large-scale nationwide supply chain.   As part of the new strategy, BWG Foods is switching to cleaner energies and has [...]