Spar Scotland embarks on major retailer recruitment drive

Spar Scotland is embarking on a retailer recruitment drive as part of plans to grow the business and accelerate its transformation plans.

The Scottish wholesaler and convenience retailer, who recently won Symbol Group of the Year at the 2021 SLR Awards, is looking to recruit a significant number of new retailers from across the country.

The family-owned business already services more than 300 Spar stores and has a distribution network with a fleet of 55 vehicles.

The company has also appointed Jane McCulloch as Business Development Manager to support the drive.

McCulloch said: “I’ve been working in retail for 22 years having started with Asda whilst studying Retail Management at Glasgow Caledonian University. I worked for various retailers during my career including previous time at CJ Lang where I enjoyed seven years with the family-run business. To widen my skill set I moved on to work at United Wholesale Scotland followed by the last four years with Costcutter Supermarket Group.

“I am delighted to have returned to CJ Lang where my independent retail career started as I firmly believe Spar are the strongest brand within the convenience sector in Scotland.”

In addition,  the company now has a dedicated development team that focuses on supporting the onboarding of all new retailers, as well as taking responsibility for refurbishment projects for long, well-established Spar retailers.

CJ Lang Wholesale Sales Director, Steve Irons, said: “The transformation of our sales team is very exciting. We are always searching for great people who are sales driven and passionate about independent convenience retailing. We want to give our retailer customers the best support, so they have the confidence to invest and grow their business with us. We are eager to hear from retailers across Scotland as we embark on this new recruitment campaign.”