Tesco-owned One Stop has snapped up 33 Spar stores including a number in Southport July 22nd, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Tesco-owned One Stop has snapped up 33 Spar stores including a number in Southport Tesco-owned One Stop has snapped up 33 stores from Spar operator Alfred Jones as part of its plans to grow the convenience fascia. The acquisition of the stores, all in the North West, brings the total One Stop shop count to 682 across England and Wales. Alfred Jones is an established Spar retailer operating convenience stores and forecourt sites located predominantly in the North West. One Stop chief executive Tony Reed said: “Having over 20 years experience in the convenience market puts us in a good position to help neighbourhoods thrive. With the purchase of these stores, we can introduce One Stop’s quality, great value, range and service to customers in new communities. We will also invest in store refurbishment to improve the shopping experience for our customers.” The deal, which includes Rufford Road and other Spar shops in Southport will be rebranded in September 2013, and there will be NO job losses. One Stop acquired the 77-strong Mills Group estate in December 2010. 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!