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"The Payroll department not only deal with the on-going payroll processing of the Appleby Westward staff," (says Clare Parkin, Appleby Westward's Payroll Co-ordinator) they also work with a large number of our retailers who outsource their payroll to Appleby Westward'.

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STORE TURNAROUND TO FIGHT TESCO

Plymouth Store Gets Re-Fit

Plymouth store owners Andrew and Rachel Hutchinson swung into action when a new Tesco Express opened near their Milehouse store.

Andrew hit on the idea of turning the store around by 90 degrees – and the results have been instant.

The Hutchinsons took over the former Embassy Club in Wolseley Road 18 months ago and created a 1,850 sq. ft. store, the largest SPAR in the city. They had previously been running a small convenience store and newsagency called The Punchbowl in Wolseley Road, but had been looking to expand.

They chose SPAR because of the quality of the range offered and the support available from Appleby Westward. “It’s been a difficult enough economic climate as it is, but with the arrival of a new Tesco Express 300 yards away, we needed to do something to refresh the store,” said Andrew.

He hit on a scheme involving opening up side windows and turning the racking around in the store by 90 degrees. “Mark McCammond came to see us and was very supportive of the idea and Appleby Westward’s store planners put it into practice,” he said.

“Customer reaction has been very positive. They think we have got more stock, when we actually haven’t and it’s made the whole place brighter and much easier for customers to get around the store. A lot of people have said the store is much bigger than they thought when looking at it from the outside.”


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