Cooperation and the exchange of knowledge have been the driving force behind the success of SPAR since its establishment in the Netherlands in 1932. This commitment to cooperation continues to play a leading role in the success of SPAR at all levels. An essential element of this commitment is the close collaboration between individual retailers and wholesalers at local level in meeting the needs of their customers.
The recruitment of new Partners has enabled SPAR International to provide additional support services to members, especially in the areas of format development, flagship stores, new product categories, Distribution Centres and technological innovation. The new Partners have brought the brand to new territories for o the worldwide SPAR organisation and they support the joint purchasing activities of SPAR International. They import the International SPAR Brands –contributing to the growth of our volume and buying strength.
Global yet local
SPAR is an organisation that provides its customers with value for money. We are passionate about retailing and are driven by committed independent retailers who win the trust and friendship of their community. Through its commitment to outstanding service and excellence in fresh foods, SPAR meets the real needs of its customers.
The consistent execution of the SPAR Brand Values of freshness, choice, value and service attracts the loyalty of consumers all over the world. Whatever the country and whatever the retail format, from Hypermarket to Convenience, SPAR stores offer the consumer a wide range and selection of quality fresh foods. The value proposition is underpinned by our Private Label products, which in addition to our extensive range of SPAR Brands, also feature premium, budget and organic ranges. Friendly personal service is another core value of SPAR.
The dramatic development of SPAR in new countries has been driven by the innovative implementation of the SPAR multi-format retail strategy. SPAR does not believe that one size fits all. Our formats are flexible and tailored to meet the needs of local communities.
Over 80 SPAR Partners continue to innovate in their markets, bringing the Brand to more consumers around the world through a variety of retail solutions. This makes SPAR truly global, yet local.