About us

We are a warehousing and distribution business that provides fresh produce and high-quality merchandise to a network of independent retailers who trade under our brands.

Our distribution centres are located in four main territories and supply our retailers on a voluntary basis.

OVERVIEW OF OUR GROUP

The SPAR Group Ltd has warehousing and distribution operations in four geographically diverse territories. We serve a network of independent retailers who trade under our brands and are supplied through our distribution centres on a voluntary basis.

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Distribution centres

SPAR procures and moves goods via distribution centres into stores where they are sold to consumers looking for fresh food, groceries, building materials and liquor. This process relies on infrastructure such as distribution centres and warehouses, state-of-art technology and key relationships.

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Network of stores

In each of our geographies, we are the local custodian of the SPAR brand which we promote through our different store formats, house brands and national marketing campaigns.

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HISTORY OF THE SPAR GROUP

The first SPAR store opened in the Netherlands in 1932. It was initially called DE SPAR, a word that describes benefiting from joint co-operation.

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BUSINESS MODEL

Our business model explains how SPAR preserves and creates value through successfully managing our six inter-connected capital inputs. Value creation, preservation and erosion are the outcomes of how we employ these capital inputs in our daily business activities.

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PURPOSE

We create stakeholder value and achieve our purpose, to inspire people to do and be more by living our values and executing our purpose-driven strategy.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our board is the custodian of corporate governance and group strategy. It focuses on agility and integrated thinking to ensure SPAR mitigates risks, seizes opportunities, and achieves satisfactory performance outcomes in line with best corporate governance practices.

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SPAR INTERNATIONAL

SPAR International is the world’s leading voluntary food retail chain and the largest independent supermarket retail network in the world. SPAR International owns the SPAR brand and licences the brand to operators in countries around the world. Learn more about our voluntary trading model here.