New indie launches SPAR store in Heald Green

The community of Heald Green is benefiting from a new convenience store after the opening of a SPAR in Wilmslow Road.

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Located in a building that formerly housed a guitar shop, the SPAR convenience store has added a new string to store owner Dr Hamid Hashemi’s business portfolio.

Hamid is taking his first steps into convenience retail with the launch of the SPAR store, in association with James Hall & Co. Ltd, and is keen to support residents in Heald Green as well as nearby Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme.

The 2,500 sq ft store includes a Daily Deli, Costa Coffee unit and Tango Ice Blast machine, alongside a strong range of high-quality fresh food, big brands, and beers, wines and spirits.

Dominic Hall and Peter Dodding from James Hall joined Hamid and his family, the store team, and the SPAR mascot SPARtan to help launch the store, and the Mayor of Stockport Cllr David Wilson cut the ribbon to officially declare the store open for business as his first act of 2023.

Dr Hamid Hashemi said: “It’s an extremely proud moment for my family and I to open our first SPAR store in Heald Green and I am delighted with how the store looks and feels.

“My ethos is to not only have customers, but to have happy customers. Good customer service is extremely important to me, and I think my store will really serve the community of Heald Green and the surrounding area well.

“The support I have received from James Hall has been invaluable, from store design through to the sales team, and IT to marketing.”

Peter Dodding, Sales Director at James Hall & Co. Ltd, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Dr Hamid Hashemi to our SPAR family as a new independent retailer and his Heald Green SPAR store looks fantastic.

“It has everything a community store needs to serve residents in the locality as well as passing trade on a busy road in South Manchester.”

The Mayor of Stockport, Cllr David Wilson, said: “I’m very pleased to see investment coming into the area and the SPAR store is really impressive, both with its products and layout.