Health Spar: C-store operator partners with Holland & Barrett

Leading convenience store operator Spar is teaming up with Holland & Barrett to offer a range of skincare, vitamin, mineral and food supplements. The partnership is currently in a trial phase in three stores in Northern Ireland, with plans to extend the trial to a wider reach of SPAR stores.

A wide range of Holland & Barrett products including protein shakes are available as part of the three bay instore display and Holland & Barrett promotions are also available.

Debbie Robinson, SPAR UK managing director, said: “We are very supportive of this exciting new initiative, which is an extension of our national strategy to work with new partners. Health and wellbeing is on trend, and as the UK’s leading symbol convenience group, we are constantly looking at ways to innovate and meet the needs of our consumers. This partnership with Holland & Barrett fits very well with our brand, driving more health conscious consumers into our stores.

“Partnerships with new businesses are a key part of our Growing Together strategy,” said Robinson. “What’s more, Holland & Barrett is a great brand and one of the UK’s largest retailers, making it a great fit for SPAR. Our initial three store trial has been such a great success, and we are delighted to extend it to a further 10 SPAR stores across Northern Ireland.”

• Spar operates 2,400 stores throughout the UK with total sales of £3 billion.