CJ Lang welcomes Imran Ali to the Spar family

Spar Bourtreehill

SLR Reward-winning retailer Imran Ali’s store at Bourtreehill, Irvine, has joined Spar.

The store won the 2018 SLR Reward for Team of the Year under the Day Today fascia.

Imran has been in retail for 12 years and owns five stores.

He commented: “We decided to join Spar because it has the best chilled and fresh food offering that will allow us to be competitive and stand out from other local retailers. Spar has an award-winning own label range that we’re looking forward to stocking going forward.

“We now have the chance to modernise the store and take it to the next level. The support from the team at CJ Lang has been unbelievable, with their dedicated retail development managers, chill and fresh experts advising us to improve our store.”

The local community is set to benefit from the store’s plans to launch parcel and online delivery services.

Spar Bourtreehill also wants to do more with local schools, introduce a plastic recycling initiative, enhance its food-to-go offer, run workshops for children and organise community projects from within its soft play area.

Derek Murray, Regional Sales Manager for Spar Scotland, said: “We are delighted to have Bourtreehill join the Spar family. Imran’s store will be a great addition to our growing portfolio.”