Spar has recorded an increase in sales during the crucial Christmas trading period as its focus on availability and fresh categories bore fruit.
The c-store operator posted a 2.6% uplift in like-for-likes in the four weeks to December 29.
During the week ending December 29, same-store sales jumped 7%.
The festive season is generally a time when shoppers trade up to more premium products and retailers such as Marks & Spencer and Waitrose, but Spar UK boss Louise Hoste said its figures were evidence that “convenience is still key for shoppers at Christmas”.
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