Posted by: westlancashirerecord | January 30, 2018

Aughton Spar Closed

  The Aughton Spar shop has closed its doors at very short notice to staff today. Shoppers were turned away and a notice on the door told them “This store is now closed”…and ends…Spar There for you. Well not in Aughton any longer. It’s all down to the Cockbeck Co-op opposite, too much competition for the small community. Who will be next in this area? 


  1. This was inevitable and spoken about in depth at the CO-OP planning application stage I TOLD YOU SO springs to mind.

    • Yes, retail market forces in a small village are unlike those in towns and cities. To quote the facts “Spar, trademarked as SPAR, is an international group of independently owned and operated retailers and wholesalers who work together in partnership under the SPAR Brand and franchise brand with approximately 12,500 stores in 42 countries worldwide”. The Co-op saw the chance of a change of use of the pub, it seems to have worked for them. Sad, but now what will happen to prices?

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