Motorway Services Online

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Locations:16 MSAs
Often accompanied by:Esso, Subway, Greggs, Costa Express
Used by:Roadchef, EG Group, Rontec, Supermac's
Predecessors:Esso Snack and Shop, On the Run, Mace, Sainsbury's On the Go
Successors:Applegreen, Asda On The Move, Budgens, Londis, Sainsbury's On the Go

SPAR is a convenience store franchise which became one of Roadchef's partners in June 2015. Large stores are being built as part of significant refurbishments to their busiest service areas. Roadchef are trialling a click & collect service for their SPAR branches.

These Roadchef stores include products from their own-brand Garden Square Deli, an in-store bakery and some locally sourced products. Their new format, named "Joy of Living Locally", was launched at Strensham, with more food to go options, self-service tills and electronic shelf edge labels.

SPAR's return to motorway services actually started with Rivington, thanks to an existing deal with Euro Garages. Euro Garages had used SPAR in most of their petrol stations, but this is changing now that they own Asda.

The SPAR franchise is a common sight across Europe, including on Irish motorways, where stores are operated by BWG Foods. The UK stands out for being one of the countries which isn't so familiar with SPAR, or its spin-off brands. Despite this, as of 2023, SPAR is believed to have the highest market share of all convenience store brands on the roadside, even though they don't have the most stores.

Roadchef had previously trialled an arrangement with SPAR, where it was introduced to their forecourts in 2003, along with Costa and Delice de France. At the time, they said they were aiming to replace their reStore brand with SPAR, but the concept was soon withdrawn.


SPAR can be found at a number of Roadchef and EG Group service areas. These are: [view on a map - Download KMLrefine search]



SPAR branded shops can also be found at the following motorway forecourts:

A-Road Forecourts

Former Locations

SPAR has been removed from the following signposted service areas: