Barista Bar comes to Spar Halbeath

Dunfermline store brings the Barista experience

Spar Halbeath is the latest Spar Scotland stores to benefit from the Barista Bar coffee-to-go service.

SPAR Scotland has rolled out another of its Barista Bar services to the Spar Halbeath store in Dunfermline.

Launched at Spar Scotland’s tradeshow last September, the Barista Bar is a premium coffee-to-go brand that allows consumers to take more control of their coffee experience in stores.

Giving local shoppers a truly personal coffee-making experience that comes from Henderson Foodservice, the Barista Bar is set to replace all of Spar Scotland’s incumbent coffee offering across its stores along with a range of its independent retailers’ stores.

To celebrate the opening of the new Barista Bar in Halbeath, the store offered consumers giveaways and special promotions including a free CJ’s hot morning roll with any Barista Bar hot drink purchase. Additionally, customers and staff were offered free coffee samples from the new service on the day.

Keavy O’Mahoney-Truesdale, Barista Bar brand manager, said: “We are thrilled to bring Barista Bar to SPAR Halbeath and the community of Dunfermline.

“The launch of Barista Bar in Scotland is extremely exciting and SPAR Scotland has made a huge commitment to making the product a resounding success.

“We look forward to rolling out Barista Bar to all SPAR Scotland stores so shoppers all over the country can experience a premium, quality coffee-to-go offer.”

The installation at Spar Halbeath adds the first  in Spar’s company-owned estate to benefit from the Barista Bar experience with another eight set to come to Spar stores in March. There is also set to be an installation of the service each consecutive month after.

In fact, the symbol group has an ambitious plan to roll out the premium coffee-to-go service across its entire company-owned estate in Scotland by 2025.

Colin McLean, chief executive at CJ Lang & Son – the wholesaler behind the Spar Scotland symbol – said: “SPAR Halbeath is a fantastic store, and we are delighted it was chosen as the first SPAR Scotland company owned store to launch with Barista Bar.

“When it comes to coffee, our mission is simple. We are looking to elevate the convenience store coffee experience by serving our customers with the finest coffee.

“Barista Bar is a premium coffee-to-go offer and our exclusive brand franchise agreement is an excellent commercial proposition for all convenience and forecourt stores looking to boost their coffee sales in Scotland.”