Ian Taylor
Ian Taylor
Retail Director
Spar

Ian joined SPAR in 2012 as its Head of Retail, before being promoted to the position of Retail Director in 2016. Ian is responsible for SPAR’s retail strategy, format development, national accounts and retailer engagement.

Since joining SPAR in 2012, Ian has worked hard to bring his passion and expertise in format development to the business, creating new, award-winning store formats for SPAR, focusing on fresh foods, food to go and petrol forecourts. His expertise in macro space allocation and foodservice has helped drive the business forward and shape SPAR’s retail strategy.

With more than 30 years’ experience in retail, Ian started his career with the Co-operative Group before rising through the retail ranks, gaining a MBA in Retailing, to become Commercial Director of the Co-operative’s farming business – the largest in the UK.