New start for Spar

THERE is a new woman at the top of Spar’s UK-wide operation, after the group announced that Louise Hoste will soon take on the role of managing director.

Prior to taking over the role at Spar UK, Louise has gathered plenty of retail experience: working with Walmart, the Co-op and Brakes Foodservice.

Martin Agnew, Spar UK chairman said: “We are excited to have Louise join Spar. She brings senior level expertise working with suppliers across the industry and also has a passion for consumer led initiatives.

“Louise joins Spar at a time when the business continues to drive innovation across the convenience retailing sector. We look forward to welcoming Louise to our business.”

Hoste said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to work with the leading convenience symbol group championing independent retailers and the local communities within which they serve.

“My focus will be to continue to drive the Spar brand forward increasing its relevance with customers and developing the offer to drive sales and profit.”

She will take up her position by October 2019.