// EG Group to continue working with Spar on selected convenience stores despite rollout of ‘Asda on the Move’
// The initiative comes as the Asda owner opened another Spar store in Scotland earlier this month
EG Group will reportedly continue to work with Spar on selected convenience stores despite ongoing plans to roll out ‘Asda on the Move’ across its UK forecourt network.
The initiative comes as the Asda owner opened another Spar store in Scotland earlier this month in Coxton Park, Elgin, followed by the launch of Spar Euro Garages Heartland, Whitburn, which opened on Wednesday.
These stores are supplied by CJ Lang, which now delivers to 21 Scottish Spar stores at EG forecourts, The Grocer reported.
The latest additions add to the roughly 360 EG Group forecourts that Spar currently supplies across the UK using its regional wholesalers.
The stores are expected to transition to the newly launched convenience store format Asda on the Move by 2023, after Asda was bought by EG Group owners Mohsin and Zuber Issa earlier this year.
So far, Asda has opened five of the convenience stores on EG Group forecourts since a trial launched in October last year.
It has a target to open 28 more this year, and 200 by the end of next year. The next sites to open will be in Knowsley, Crewe, Skelmersdale and Holtspur from October.
EG Group’s new 3000sq ft Spar site in Elgin is host to a raft of food-to-go options including sandwiches, hot and cold rolls and pastries.
There is also a drive-through Starbucks, a Greggs, an ATM and lottery available for shoppers, with fuel supplied by Shell. It will be open for 24 hours, seven days a week.