Woolworths says that its partnership with Spar is already paying dividends for both parties, helping Spar to boost sales and flex its brand and Woolworths to provide a more credible food and drink offer. All 20 Woolworths General Stores are now supplied with food, alcohol and tobacco from Spar. Gill Barr, business development director for Woolworths Local division, said it was too soon to make any firm evaluations, but initial indications were extremely positive. "It's early days, but anecdotally, our customers say they are delighted with the range, which is far more credible than our previous offer. "The fresh pasta, ready meals and the chilled products are particularly popular." The chain is looking at which high street stores would be suitable to stock Spar goods. {{NEWS }}