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Paralympic legend opens Llandaff SPAR following £500k Refurbishment

The new-look SPAR Market opened its doors on Friday 3 May, showcasing Cardiff’s first Philpotts concession with a FREE celebratory barista coffee for all customers.

Sporting legend and Paralympian Aled Sion Davies was joined by Llandaff Primary School children on Friday morning (03/05) to declare the new Llandaff flagship SPAR store open.

The SPAR Market store reopened to the public following a £500k refurbishment, boasting Cardiff’s first Philpotts concession and County Bridge Kitchen food-to-go offering.

Aled Sion Davies – who joined in recognition of SPAR’s Disability Sport Wales Insport Series partnership – greeted the school children and members of the public before tucking into a Philpotts sandwich and cutting the ribbon.

Speaking at the opening, Aled Sion Davies said:

“It was great to come down and meet the people of Llandaff and celebrate this wonderful new store. It’s great to see a store that’s so state of the art. Great food really brings people together and it is wonderful to see Welsh products celebrated throughout the SPAR flagship.”


The grand reopening showcased a ‘Spinner Winner Wheel’ for those who attended to win prizes and money off vouchers.

The redevelopment hosts a new concept Philpotts sandwich concession selling meticulously crafted sandwiches and salads made from quality ingredients – a little taste of the Philpotts legacy for the first time in Cardiff.

Customers can also enjoy freshly ground, ethically traded and deliciously roasted Philpotts coffee – and for one week only SPAR is giving a free coffee to new customers.

The new flagship store has County Bridge Kitchen, great tasting tonight’s tea solutions  prepared on site for shoppers to cook at home later.  And the store has teamed up with producers from across Wales and local to Llandaff, from Wrexham Lager, Samosa & Co to Lodge Farm Kitchen meals and Welsh Lady Jams.


SPAR Market Llandaff store manager, Mike Bircham said:

“It was wonderful to open the doors of our Llandaff flagship store and celebrate with our community of all ages.  We will be offering one free Philpotts coffee, until next Friday, to customers who come down and check out the new store. Llandaff SPAR is a new space, with a fantastic food offering that people can get excited about.”


The plush new flagship is the first fully digital SPAR store in Wales – committing to reducing cardboard by using screens and tech throughout.

SPAR will also be offering community groups, schools and universities discounts in the first week of opening, look out for flyers to get your hands on goodies.



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