Spar will use elements of its store of the future in Northern Ireland in the first Eurospar to open on the mainland next month.

The Eurospar store of fhe future in opened last week in Ashbury, Bangor, County Down. The store boasts energy-efficient refrigeration, lighting and controls, which help make its carbon footprint 28 per cent less than a traditional shop.

The first Eurospar on the mainland will be opened by Tates Local Convenience Shops in Nottingham in May.