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by on April 22, 2013

SPAR UK and Harvest Energy are delighted to announce the launch of a new branded forecourt concept, designed to help convenience retailers stand up to the multiples and compete against the oil companies.

The exciting collaboration will offer progressive independent retailers an entire SPAR branded petrol filling station option.

This new alliance offers retailers and consumers a host of benefits, including access to shop supply and entire forecourt branding from SPAR, as well as access to Harvest Energy fuel supply. [more…]

Tesco, Fifty Shades of Grey, Sainsburys, Trinity Leeds, Ryanair, Chelsea F.C., Abbey Telecom,Vaseline, Mobile Retail Summit, Justin King, Search Marketing Expo

by on March 21, 2013

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The nuisance calls ‘menace’ from Scotland / DM Design fined £90,000 over cold-calling

by on March 20, 2013

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Cold calling people subscribed to the Telephone Preference Service is not allowed without consent. A Scottish firm has been fined £90,000 for "blighting" the public with thousands of unwanted marketing calls.
DM Design, based in Cumbernauld, drew almost 2,000 complaints to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and the Telephone Preference Service.


Shell: watch the world exclusive trailer – video

by on February 18, 2013

Scott Graham's debut drama follows Shell, a Scottish teenager growing up in an isolated petrol station with her dad. She faces adolescence without her mum, who ran away when she was four.

Graham's film won the top prize at the Turin film festival in December and is released in the UK on 15 March


News Nuggets : Tesco, SARS, BBC, Topless models, Scotland, Retirement and Pope Benedict

by on February 12, 2013

LONDON - Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, said on Monday it had found horse DNA exceeding 60 percent in some of its own-brand frozen spaghetti bolognese meals withdrawn from stores last week.

LONDON - A new virus from the same family as SARS that sparked a global alert last September has been found in another patient in Britain, health officials said on Monday.

LONDON - As much a part of the saucier side of British 20th-century life as cheeky seaside postcards and innuendo-loaded comedies, the topless models in Britain's best-selling daily paper might soon be no more. 11 Feb 2013 [more…]

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by on January 30, 2013


All about the National Museum of Scotland, Ubiquitous, Digital agency Clock, Times+ newsletter, Charlie Lines, Mixing Digital

by on January 19, 2013

A major new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland that displays a host of treasures from the home of the people we know as Vikings, is being promoted to the people of Edinburgh through a series of Viking branded taxis, brought to life by taxi advertising specialists Ubiquitous. The creative cabs are part of a multi-channel campaign that includes press, social media and outdoor to promote the exhibition. [more…]

Research : Are we being overcharged for town centre car parking?

by on January 12, 2013

Just published research on town centre car parking across the country suggests that some mid-range and smaller centres overcharged for parking space during 2011 in relation to their retail and leisure offers, suffering higher than average decline in footfall.

The report can be found at


Movers & Groovers : Philippe Rondepierre as SPAR’s new Head of Marketing

by on January 8, 2013

SPAR UK Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Philippe Rondepierre as its new Head of Marketing.

Rondepierre joins SPAR UK after 21 years at SPAR Scotland wholesaler C J Lang & Son Limited, where he has most recently held the role of Sales Controller in the company.


Andy Murray may have purchased the Cromlix House Hotel

by on January 4, 2013

Rumours are rife that tennis star Andy Murray may have purchased the Cromlix House Hotel near his home town of Dunblane. [more…]