Spar Birkdale Village Southport gets total revamp September 4th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments The Spar convenience store in Birkdale Village, Southport, is currently undergoing a total revamp and officially reopens this Friday afternoon, 6th September 2013. Founded in Holland in 1932 by Mr Adriaan van Well, SPAR is now the world’s largest international food retail chain, with 13,600 stores in 33 countries. Spar are also the UK’s leading convenience store group, with a turnover in excess of £2.7billion. A global brand with a local touch SPAR was set up in the UK in 1957 with five founding wholesale members. The business is now made up of six wholesale members servicing more than 2,600 stores. Spar also employ over 50,000 people in the UK. SPAR is a ‘symbol’ group, which means individual SPAR members retain their independence but enjoy the advantages of belonging to a global brand. SPAR members reap the benefits of being part of a large international organisation with collective buying and marketing power, a strong corporate image and impressive back-up resources. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!