SPAR International records 4.5% increase in retail sales during 2016

Performance driven by strong growth across Europe, and entry into new and developing markets SPAR now operational in 44 countries, with 12,545 stores employing 350,000 people, following continued international expansion Results point to “strong revival in proximity retailing” – SPAR Managing Director, Tobias Wasmuht London, 2017-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International, the world’s largest […]

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SPAR Australia presents its annual Supplier of the Year Awards

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Australia has once again recognised the support of key suppliers across various categories, presenting the coveted annual SPAR Supplier of the Year Awards at a dinner hosted by Australian Olympic Gold Medallist, Duncan Armstrong, earlier this month. In a night designed to acknowledge the suppliers who […]

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SPAR International announces €74 million investment on up to 300 new stores across Thailand

SPAR International and Bangchak Retail Company Limited Thailand announce significant new retail partnership. €74 million investment will see up to 300 new stores across the country in the next five years. Amsterdam and Bangkok, 2016-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International (“SPAR”) and Bangchak Retail Company Limited (“BCR”), today [28 November 2016] announced a significant new […]

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SPAR International releases Contact International 3 magazine

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amongst others, we feature the key themes arising from the 61st International SPAR Congress in Norway, where partners from 37 SPAR countries came together to share their annual highlights. We introduce the newly elected President of SPAR International, Graham O’Connor, and pay tribute to previous President, […]

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SPAR International updates on its online initiatives this year

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Jul-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International has rolled out a number of online initiatives this year, starting with the online publication of Contact International, the magazine developed for SPAR Partners and Retailers. A fully refreshed website was also launched as well as an internal communications platform featuring SPAR Partner news and […]

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SPAR International partners with conglomerate Max Group LLC to open its first stores in Mongolia

AMSTERDAM, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR, the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain, has announced a new partnership with conglomerate Max Group LLC, to open its first stores in Mongolia. The partnership, which will see up to 60 SPAR-branded multi-format stores in Mongolia by 2020, was made at an official signing ceremony which took […]

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SPAR South Africa CEO Graham O’Connor elected President of SPAR International

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Graham O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer of SPAR South Africa has been elected President of SPAR International, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain with global retail sales of €33 billion in 2015. He will succeed Leo Crawford, Chairman of SPAR Ireland, who had held the role since 2005. […]

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SPAR International Annual Report 2015: Our strongest sales growth in five years

Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2016-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following on from the release of the highlights of our 2015 annual results in April, the full 2015 International SPAR Annual Report is now available, featuring many more details. Just to recap, 2015 was another year of substantial progress for SPAR International. Total sales rose €1.2 billion, […]

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SPAR International opens its first store in Azerbaijan

AMSTERDAM, 2015-12-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International, the world’s largest voluntary retail chain, has announced further expansion of its global footprint with confirmation that the brand has opened its first store in Azerbaijan. Located in Baku, the country’s capital, the new 1,800m² SPAR store has been established with local partner Araz which already services […]

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SPAR International shortlisted for the Retailer of the Year Award at the World Retail Congress (WRC) in Rome

AMSTERDAM, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International, the world’s largest voluntary retail chain, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Retailer of the Year Award at the World Retail Congress (WRC) taking place in Rome. The award recognises companies the grand jury believe to be best in class in a number of key areas […]

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