James Hall & Co hosts independent retailer event

James Hall & Co. Ltd’s Driving Sales and Profit showcase provided independents with business updates and left one lucky retailer clutching two tickets to SPAR UK’s 2022 Conference.

Held across two days, and for the first time face to face in two years due to the pandemic, independent retailers from across the north of England gathered at Ribby Hall near Blackpool.

Business updates included improvements to the James Hall & Co. Ltd IT infrastructure, and enhanced support offered to independent retailers through delivery and transport.

Retailers were able to enjoy networking opportunities, meet with key suppliers, and there was a key focus on the crucial Christmas trading period ahead. This covered everything from high-quality produce and non-food staples, through to premium off-licence brands to meet customer demand.

Peter Dodding, sales and marketing director at James Hall & Co. Ltd, said: “It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces with our independent retailers and suppliers in attendance at our Driving Sales and Profit Retailer Event.

“The event provided us with a chance to update retailers on national SPAR strategy, and a range of our company developments, as well as inform them about the all-important upcoming Christmas period.”

Hills of Corby Hill Ltd, who have 13 stores serviced by James Hall & Co. Ltd across Cumbria, won the competition for tickets to attend SPAR UK’s Conference in Gran Canaria in 2022.

Michael Gatty, director at Hills of Corby Hill Ltd, said: “The retailer event was a good chance for our Hills team to meet up face to face with our contacts at James Hall & Co. Ltd. They have consistently been useful events over the years to take away ideas on how to improve business.

“The service James Hall & Co. Ltd has provided us during the pandemic has been very good – we have no complaints at all. There have been times when products have been unavailable, but that has been a much wider supply issue than James Hall or Hills.

“We are also very pleased to have won the tickets to the SPAR UK conference for 2022 in Gran Canaria. It is a great opportunity for our business to be there, and members of our Hills team are enthusiastic to attend. We have attended these in the past and they are excellent events to pick up tips and meet new people.”

Peter Dodding added: “Thank you to all retailers and suppliers who helped contribute to the success of the event, and congratulations to the team at Hills on winning the SPAR UK conference tickets for 2022.”

You can find out more about James Hall & Co. Ltd at www.jameshall.co.uk.