One of the largest Spar retailers in the UK has opened its 27th store and launched its own web site. Mark Gillett, sales director of Gilletts Callington, which operates Spar stores in the West Country, said: "The scale of our business is now such that we felt a web site would be of benefit to all our stores, customers and anyone else interested in our operation. We have already had a couple of hits from as far a field as South Africa." The site includes details of Gilletts stores and their staff, company history, profile and and job opportunities. The latest addition to the group's estate is a former family run store at Mutley in Plymouth. The 1,000 sq ft store has been converted to the comprehensive Spar Millennium standard and began trading just in time for Christmas. Mark Gillett said: "Within six days of opening, takings were already 20% up on what they had been when we acquired it." He added: "We will continue with a strategy of making selective acquisitions in rural locations when opportunities arise." {{NEWS }}