The benefits of partnering

By becoming a SPAR Partner, your business will be linked with one of the most established and successful, voluntary trading organisations in the world.

Global Food Retail Brand

SPAR is one of the most recognised grocery retail brands in the world. The combination of global brand recognition with local independence continues to benefit partners worldwide.

As a SPAR Partner, you will be exclusively licensed to operate the SPAR Brand in your region. By retaining local ownership, profit and economic growth are re-invested back into local communities, thereby contributing to local development.

Knowledge & Expertise

The sharing of best international practice is a cornerstone of the SPAR way of doing business. Access to information gathered from around the world comes with being a member of SPAR.

The support materials available to SPAR Partners cover a wide range of topics within both wholesale and retail. Information is shared via a 24/7 intranet, an extensive conference programme and direct contact with key country managers.

Retail Operations

SPAR International has an extensive retailer support programme to assist SPAR Partners in growing both the retail and supply chain sides of their business. SPAR International’s broad range of manuals and workshops support partners in the implementation of world-class retail operation standards.

Partners are also provided with access to a comprehensive range of SPAR Own Brand products and sourcing opportunities through the SPAR International Trading Department.

Joint Purchasing

Our SPAR International Own Brand range provides partners with exclusive access to a large assortment of SPAR branded products. In some markets, we also facilitate FMCG A-brand supplier negotiations and bonus schemes, achieving economic advantages for partners, resulting in better ranges, prices and conditions.

For the non-resalable retail and supply chain equipment and software required to operate a successful retail business, SPAR has a Preferred Suppliers Programme with bonus agreements for partners.

5 phase retail development programme

  1. 1. Defining Retail Strategy

    Agreement of 3 year development plan
    • Retail development
    • Supply Chain development
    • CAPEX definition

  2. 2. Brand & Store Launch

    Introduction of SPAR Brand to Market
    • Introducing SPAR Brand
    • Launch brand marketing campaign
    • Opening first Flagship stores
    • Brand establishment

  3. 3. Growing Efficiency

    Implementing Best International Practice
    • Store Operations
    • Warehouse Operation
    • Transport planning


  4. 4. Growing Profitability

    Implementation of SPAR Best Practice
    • Buying Capabilities
    • Own Brand assortment
    • Category Management principles

  5. 5. Growing Market Share

    Long Term Investment
    • Distribution & Warehousing
    • Independent Retail Model
    • Rapid expansion of SPAR Brand

Retail Support Package