Bakewell’s Spar supermarket is up for sale

Bakewell’s Spar store is up for sale.

The move is part of the supermarket company’s bid to sell seven of its East Midlands shops from the estates of A F Blakemore and Son Limited and Capper and Co.

The shop, in Granby Road is being marketed by Christie and Co.

AF Blakemore and Son and Capper and Co are two of the UK’s six Spar retail distribution companies, with a combined turnover of £1billion.

Both companies say they have recently reviewed their estates – with the seven stores being sold identified as “not fitting with future strategy”. All the stores are available without a Spar tie-up.

Allen Shepherd, director in the corporate retail team of Nottingham-based Christie and Co, said: “We are delighted to have received the instruction from the two companies to market for sale these seven Spar outlets.

“These represent a very exciting opportunity for experienced, independent operators to acquire stores — with or without post offices — as going concerns at very attractive prices.”