Subway has announced it will be partnering up with Spar convenience store group Blakemore Retail to open a number of new outlets across the UK.

The deal has already seen Subway’s third such store opened in conjunction with the group in Newport, South Wales, at the end of July.

The Newport store adds to the success seen at is first sites in Newark and Shrewsbury, said Subway.

In addition, there are currently six Subway stores in development at Blakemore Retail Spar sites across England and Wales, which will be open by the end the year, it added.

Of Subway’s 1,600 outlets in the UK and Ireland, more than 300 are open, or in development, in non-traditional locations, such as convenience stores or forecourt sites.

Trevor Haynes, area development manager, Subway UK and Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be working with Blakemore Retail across its retail sector.

“It’s a great opportunity for the Subway brand to continue its expansion into key c-store locations and to offer customers calling in at Spar stores the choice of Subway subs, flatbreads and salads.

“We are seeing a great deal of demand for Subway stores within convenience stores and on forecourts at the moment. Due to their simple operations and minimal space and equipment requirements, our stores are uniquely suited to non-traditional sites.”

Geoff Hallam, managing director, Blackmore Retail, said: “This partnership will allow two strong brands to work together for mutual benefit and the introduction of a Subway store, was a natural complement to our existing Spar c-store offer.”