Ian Taylor Spar Retail

Ian Taylor

Spar head of retail Ian Taylor has been promoted to retail director.

Taylor, who joined Spar as head of retail four years ago, will be responsible for growing the national Spar accounts and developing the formats offer.

Prior to joining Spar, Taylor was head of commercial operations for over 11 years at the Co-op, where he also spent two years as marketing development manager.

“Since joining Spar in 2012, Ian has worked incredibly hard and brought his passion and expertise in format development to the business,” said Spar UK MD Debbie Robinson.

“Thanks to his dedication and talent, the face of our stores has changed significantly. Our retailers have won a huge number of awards around the UK, having adopted his recommendations in store format development. Ian’s expertise has helped drive the Spar business forward and shape our strategy for the future.”