May 18, 1991. Eight Till Late, the convenience store emblem that transformed Spar, is to be discarded. Branding will shortly be solely Spar ­ and the brilliant red blanketing material on window fronts will also be scrapped in favour of a soft green border. Chief executive John Irish said the concept was launched to highlight the chain's voluntary move into the convenience sector. "That need no longer exists. The changes that were required in our organisation are largely complete. Our rocket no longer needs the power pack and it is time to discard it." {{COUNTERPOINT }}

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